East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Breastfeeding Promotion

WIC Breastfeeding Helpline
1-800-992-9708

Call the Breastfeeding Helpline for questions or concerns about breastfeeding, or to request a breast pump. You may listen to the automated messages, or hold the line for a breastfeeding counselor.

Breast Pump Loan Program

You may be qualified to borrow a breast pump if you:

  • Are a WIC participant.
  • Are returning to work or school.
  • Are experiencing a breastfeeding problem, or separation from your baby for a medical reason.
  • You may call your local health department, or the Breastfeeding Helpline (1-800-992-9708) for information.

More Food Vouchers

  • WIC mothers who are breastfeeding receive vouchers for more food items than mothers who are not breastfeeding.
  • Breastfeeding mothers may also stay on the WIC program LONGER than those who are not breastfeeding. (One year instead of six months.)

Prenatal Classes

  • Some health departments have breastfeeding classes.
  • You may call your local health department, or the Breastfeeding Helpline (1-800-992-9708) for information.

After Delivery Follow-up

You should call your local health department or the WIC Breastfeeding Helpline after your baby is born if:

  • You have questions or concerns about breastfeeding your baby.
  • Breastfeeding your baby hurts.
  • You need to have someone show you how to “latch-on” your baby.

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