• Babies up to 1 year of age and children up to 5 years of age
• Breastfeeding Peer Helpers help troubleshoot, provide
encouragement, and help moms reach their breastfeeding goals.
Breastfeeding families receive additional food items from WIC
with important nutrients for the breastfeeding mom.
During pregnancy or with a newborn up to 6 weeks old, a nurse
can answer any questions you have about childbirth, sleeping
tips (for baby and parents), vaccines, resources, and much more.
During this visit, mom can get breastfeeding support from a
Certified Lactation Counselor.
LCPH supports breastfeeding because babies who are breastfed:
Have a reduced risk of asthma, obesity, type 2 diabetes, SIDS,
and other childhood infections.
• Have more skin-to-skin contact with their mom and dad, which
soothes babies and can strengthen their bond with mom.
• Are healthier and more content than babies that are
Women who breastfeed have a decreased risk of heart disease,
type 2 diabetes, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. They also
may lose pregnancy weight more quickly.
For more information on the WIC or Newborn Home Visit
Program, contact Lorain
County Public Health at 440-322-6367 or visit
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