What is a Peer Counselor?
Breastfeeding peer counselors are everyday women who have breastfed and who want to help provide moms-to-be and new moms with information and encouragment. They will answer your questions and share their own personal experiences, so that you, too, can have a successful breastfeeding experience.
Breastfeeding peer counselors help new mothers who are beginning to breastfeed learn what to expect in the first days and weeks. They are available during and after business hours to answer any questions or concerns new moms may have.
Peer counselors are here to encourage and educate- but more importantly-they are here to connect with new moms, like you, in a special way, for a very good reason...to help you and your baby.
What if I have questions?
Breastfeeding peer counselors help you learn more about breastfeeding and are also available to provide new mothers with support and advice.
By having our peer counselors to talk and share with, new mothers become more confident and comfortable with learning to breastfeed.
Contact a WIC Program for more information on Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Peer Counselors Brouchure. Illinois. Available online at http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/gallery/wic_fam3.htm. Accessed August 5, 2010.