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WIC supports breastfeeding with a knowledgable staff and education.
Knowledge is power. Educational materials are provided to all women who receive WIC services so they know they are able to make an informed decision about how they plan to feed their babies. Breastfeeding classes are also available for those interested.
WIC continues to empower moms after birth. Establishing a latch and facing the realities of the “First 40 Days” can be a little easier when you have someone a phone call away. We welcome your questions, offer one on one time with our peer helper or Certified Lactation Consultant, and can provide referral services to local IBCLC’s.
Baby Weight Checks
Baby weight checks are available in the Auglaize County WIC office. Frequent monitoring can be helpful for a baby who has a slower weight gain and gives a nursing mother confidence that her baby is growing.
Baby Weigh Scale
WIC has a special scale for moms who wonder if their baby is able to successfully draw milk from the breast. This is an ideal tool to use when performing weight checks before and after breastfeeding to measure infant milk transfer.
WIC can provide breast pumps to income eligible WIC moms after delivery. The type you receive is determined by your individual situation.