WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Breastfeeding offers babies and moms a huge advantage physically, emotionally, and financially. Your breast milk provides the perfect nutrition for your baby—offering over 1500 nutrients. Studies have shown these nutrients, along with the interaction between the mom and baby, offer many benefits. Breastfeeding helps to promote brain development, protects the baby from illness, and encourages a special bond with mom so the baby feels more secure. Breastfeeding also helps prevent postpartum complications like depression, aids in weight loss, and helps mom recover from the delivery faster. Providing breast milk to your baby is free, while formulas can cost $2500 or more for the first year.
Breastfeeding can be new and different, especially if this is your first baby. Having a new baby can feel overwhelming. You don't have to figure it all out alone. We are here to support you in your breastfeeding journey! All of our WIC staff are trained lactation educators. They are available in each office to support your transition into breastfeeding with education and early breastfeeding guidance. If you have any questions contact your nearest office and ask for the WIC program.
WIC also provides a Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program to help new mothers adjust to obstacles around breastfeeding. The program has trained Peer Counselors on staff who are local WIC mothers who have breastfed their own babies.
Peer Counselors receive specialized training to help with:
The WIC Peer Counselors contact mothers throughout their pregnancy and during the first few months of breastfeeding. Peer counselors are available to new moms who have breastfeeding questions outside WIC's normal clinic hours. Peer Counselors are available by phone, text, clinic visit, hospital, or home visit. Peer Counselors will also refer mothers to lactation experts and healthcare professionals if the mother’s concerns are outside the Peer Counselor’s scope of practice.
Twin Falls Clinic
1020 Washington St N
Twin Falls, ID
119 West A St
Use Jerome phone number
255 N Canyon Dr
951 East Ave. H.
117 Ash St.
Ketchum Mobile Clinic
101 Saddle RD
Use Bellevue phone number
485 Roger Avenue