You can breastfeed and WIC can help!The WIC Program and the American Academy of Pediatrics support breastfeeding as the preferred method of infant feeding during the first year of life.
Our staff provides education and support for those who want to breastfeed.
Our program offers the following help with breastfeeding:Supplies:
Some women need supplies to assist with breastfeeding. We have supplies for common breastfeeding issues. We also have breast pumps for women who plan to return to work or school and continue exclusively breastfeeding their infant.
Our nutritionists are lactation educators as well as specialists for your nutritional needs. You can talk to them about concerns you have for you or your baby.
For more information on breastfeeding your baby or to be referred to a Peer Counselor, please call:
- Avery County Health Department (828) 733-6031
- Mitchell County Peer Counselor (828) 688-2371 ext. 14
- Yancey County Peer Counselor (828) 682-3193
545 Schultz Circle
PO Box 325
Newland, NC 28657
Phone: (828) 733-6031
Fax: (828) 733-6034
130 Forest Service Drive
Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: (828) 688-2371
Fax: (828) 688-3866
202 Medical Campus Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714
Phone: (828) 682-6118
Fax: (828) 682-6262
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