Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
What is a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor?
A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a woman in the WIC community who has personal breastfeeding experience as well as specialized training to help moms with breastfeeding.
This service is offered FREE of charge to WIC participants that are pregnant or choose to breastfeed.
Meet the Peer Counselors!
Meet the Statewide Breastfeeding Specialist!
Alicia is a Registered Nurse, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and most importantly an IBCLC which is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. An IBCLC is a breastfeeding expert with the highest level of breastfeeding education and training. The Breastfeeding Specialist is available to help with difficult situations and challenges outside a Peer Counselors scope of practice. Having Alicia on the team is another great way to provide support and expertise to you, our breastfeeding mamas!
What can the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Staff do for you?
- Help you make an educated choice of how to feed your infant
- Discuss common breastfeeding concerns with you
- Help you work breastfeeding into your life
- Educate family and your personal support group on breastfeeding
- Provide you with emotional support and encouragement during and after your pregnancy
- Refer you to a WIC breastfeeding expert for complex breastfeeding issues
Monthly Breastfeeding Classes & Support Groups
Breastfeeding Preparation Class
Online introductory class for expectant WIC parents to get the best start with breastfeeding
2nd Tuesday each month @ 7pm CT (6pm MT)
Last Thursday each month @ 2pm CT (1pm MT)
A breastfeeding support group for pregnant or breastfeeding WIC parents.
3rd Tuesday each month @ 7pm CT (6pm MT)
All Classes and Support Groups are held via Zoom. Registration is required. Text a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at 605-789-4357 or talk to your local WIC staff to learn more.
Drop-In Weight Checks and Breastfeeding Help @ Sioux Falls WIC
Stop by the Sioux Falls WIC Office anytime between 10am-1pm on Thursdays to meet with a Breastfeeding Specialist. No appointment needed.
Sioux Falls WIC is located at 4101 West 38th St, Suite 102.
We are here for you!
Peer Counselors and breastfeeding experts are available every day of the week, whenever a question about breastfeeding may come up.