Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
Park County Public Health's WIC staff are trained in breastfeeding support and are here to help. We also have free resources and can connect you with programs to help you make the choice to breastfeed your baby.
Breastfeeding may be natural but may not always be easy. Reach out today by completing the WIC contact form or call 719-836-4198.
Benefits of Breastfeeding
Human milk gives babies powerful health benefits that formula can’t match. The longer a baby breastfeeds, the greater the health benefits! Breastfeeding is the best choice in feeding infants with many medical and developmental benefits for both baby and mother. All major medical organizations promote breastfeeding for optimal child health and development. Current recommendations are to breastfeed for a minimum of 6 months and ideally to 2 years of age.
Learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding here.
WIC offers a MOM-to-MOM Breastfeeding Program that brings Peer Counselors to you! Receive information about breastfeeding and answers to your questions by text or phone during your pregnancy and while you are breastfeeding from real moms who understand.
For more information please call us 719-836-4198 or email us at WIC@parkco.us.
For additional information, please visit:
- Colorado's state WIC program with articles, resources and classes to support you and your nursing baby.
- Women's Health
- Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition
- National Women’s Health and Breastfeeding Helpline is open between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 1-800-994-9662 to talk with a health information specialist in English or Spanish.
- To connect with other breastfeeding moms find a Baby Café near you. https://www.babycafeusa.org/