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Breastfeeding Information

Did you know that babies who are exclusively breast fed are less likely to have:

And those are just SOME of the benefits that your baby will receive from your breast milk.

breastfeeding baby

Breastfeeding strengthens our family, our community and our future. Just because breastfeeding is natural doesn't mean it's always easy. It is completely normal for mothers to have some difficulty or questions about getting the baby to latch on during the first few days after birth.

Once breastfeeding is established, it's easy! Putnam County WIC is here to help you with any questions, concerns or issues you have regarding breastfeeding, latching, breast milk storage and pumps/pumping.

To get breastfeeding off to a good start, learn all you can about breastfeeding during your pregnancy. Putnam County WIC hosts a FREE Breastfeeding Information Class on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Florida Department of Health in Putnam County. During the class we discuss latching, positioning, benefits for mother and baby, milk storage tips and common myths about breastfeeding. We encourage our clients to bring whoever their support system will be, whether it's your best friend, mom, partner or grandparent.

The Breastfeeding Information Class dates for 2014 are at 2 P.M. and the dates as following:

January 9th   July 10th
February 13th   August 14th
March 13th   September 11th
April 10th   October 9th
May 8th   November 13th
June 12th   December 11th

New Mom support group every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

Class dates and times are subject to change without notice. For help or more information regarding breastfeeding please contact: CLC (386)326-3211 or 386 326 3244

Did you know that the amount of food you receive as a mother on WIC depends on how you decide to feed your baby?

Fully Breastfeeding: Fully breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for you and your baby. Moms who are fully breastfeeding will stay on the program for 1 year after the baby is born. Because fully breastfed infants do not receive any formula from WIC, moms and babies will receive a lot more food.

New and Improved WIC Foods, Foods for fully breastfeeding moms and babies, these are examples of the foods that the fully breastfeeding mom will get each month until the baby is 1 year old, these are the foods that fully breasatfeeding babies will receive each month from 6 months until 1 year of age

Partially Breastfeeding: A mom who does not fully breastfeed her baby can get some formula from WIC. But, she will get less food for herself and less baby foods later on. WIC will only give a limited amount of formula. Mom needs to build a good milk supply in the first month so she can supply all her baby's needs and avoid the need to purchase extra formula. A mom will be able to stay on the program for 1 year after the baby is born as long as she continues to breastfeed.

New and Improved WIC Foods, Foods for breastfeeding and formula feeding moms and babies, these are examples of the foods that the breastfeeding and formula feeding mom will get each month until the baby is 1 year old, these are the foods that breastfeeding and formula feeding babies will receive each month from 6 months until 1 year of age

Fully Formula Feeding: Moms who are all or mostly formula feeding will get different amounts of formula depending on the age of the baby. Babies will begin receiving baby fruits and vegetables and baby cereal at 6 months of age. Moms will receive foods for themselves from WIC until the baby is 6 months old.

Note: WIC is a supplemental nutrition program. WIC does not provide all the food your baby needs.

New and Improved WIC foods, fully formula feeding, these are examples of the foods that moms who are fully formula feeding will get each month until the baby is 6 months old, these are the foods that fully formula feeding babies will receive from 6 months until 1 year of age
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