breastfeeding

Choosing how to feed your baby is one of the most important decisions you will make as a new parent.

North Country Children’s Clinic’s WIC program is committed to supporting moms in their choice to breastfeed. We want to help you make breastfeeding easy and comfortable for you and your baby. Our WIC clinics are breastfeeding-friendly and staffed with trained breastfeeding counselors and peer counselors (mothers who help other mothers) to answer questions and offer help and support.

Our WIC Peer Counselors are available in to moms in Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis and Franklin Counties.

Peer Counselors are people who:

      • Have personal breastfeeding experience.
      • Have been carefully selected by WIC and trained in basic breastfeeding techniques and counseling skills;

Give basic breastfeeding information and support to new mothers

Want to help new mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals

Peer Counselors can:

    • Talk to you at the WIC Clinic.
    • Answer your questions by phone even in the middle of the night.
    • Give you advice and supplies to make breastfeeding easier.

To contact one of our peer counselors, call the WIC office closest to where you live:

Watertown - Jefferson County  (315) 782-9222

Canton - St. Lawrence County   (315) 386-8128 

Lowville - Lewis County  (315) 376-6427

Malone - Franklin County  (518) 483-4262

 

You can also call the New York State 24 hour breastfeeding hotline at 518-221-7183  or visit Breastfeeding Partners.org