Programs - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding Support - Local Resources:
- Island County Public Health - Whidbey Island:
Island County Public Health - Camano Island: (360) 387-0184 or (360) 544-2237
Pregnancy Aid of South Whidbey: (360) 221-4767 - Provides services to all of Whidbey Island. Free breastfeeding support, drop in hours and on-call. Pumps to loan & supplies. Thursdays 1-4pm.
Skagit Valley Hospital Lactation Consultants: Serving Skagit, Camano & Stanwood: (360) 814-2229
Whidbey Family Birthplace: Phone support with a registered nurse:
La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline: 1-877-4-LALECHE (1-877-452-5324) - Live operators during regular business hours or callers can choose to leave a voicemail at any time.
Or call your local hospital:
- Whidbey General's Family Birthplace: 360.678.7656 or 360.321.7656 ext. 1300
- Island Hospital's Birth Center: 360-299-1331
- Skagit Valley Hospital's Family Birth Center: 360-814-BABY (360-814-2229)
WIC Supports Breastfeeding! Clients receive encouragement and instruction in breastfeeding. In many cases, breastfeeding women are provided breast pumps free of charge. WIC helps clients learn why breastfeeding is the best start for their baby, how to breastfeed while still working, Dad's role in supporting breastfeeding, tips for teens who breastfeed, how to pump and store breastmilk, and much more.