Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed our babies, but it isn't always easy to get started. Most moms need some help at first. If you are a new or expectant Mom who wants to breastfeed, contact us at 315-788-8450 before or after your baby is born. If you would like us to contact you, please complete this Referral Form.

You can learn about:

  • Mother's Health
  • The Importance of Breastfeeding for Mothers and Babies
  • Changes that happen when you are pregnant that get you ready to breastfeed your baby
  • How to position your baby to get proper latch and prevent sore nipples
  • How to pump and store breast milk, and how long it can be kept at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer
  • How to breastfeed in public, and the laws that protect breastfeeding mothers

In addition, the Jefferson County WIC Agency's Peer Counselors host regular get-togethers for pregnant or breastfeeding moms. Bring your families - everyone is welcome! 

For more details, see this brochure or call or text 315-836-5464, 315-836-6341, or 315-804-1725. For further assistance you can also call the NYS 24-hour breastfeeding hotline at 518-221-7183 or visit breastfeedingpartners.org.

Watch this video for more information about your breastfeeding rights in our community.

Click here for even more resources including videos about common breastfeeding questions and challenges.

Breastfeeding is the gift that lasts a lifetime!

Contact

Schoharie County Community Action Program
WIC Program

(518) 234-2568

Last updated August 2, 2018