Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding babyThe Health Department offers breastfeeding education and support to pregnant women, new mothers, and women who would like to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are moms who have breastfed and want to help other moms succeed in nursing their babies too. By having peer counselors to talk and share thoughts, new mothers become more comfortable and confident while learning to breastfeed.

Our Forest County peer counselor for the WIC program is Andrea, who has two children of her own that were both breastfed. New mothers can take breastfeeding as an opportunity to spend quality time with their baby and relax. Andrea is available at 715-478-3371 or for calling or texting at 715-360-9226. She is also available via email at wicpeerbf@co.forest.wi.us.

For more breastfeeding information, please visit the Northwoods Breastfeeding Coalition website.