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Programs - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) - Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support - Local Resources:
  1. Island County Public Health - Whidbey Island: 
  • North Whidbey: (360) 240-5554 x46
  • South Whidbey: (360) 221-8880 or (360) 321-5111 x7351
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors at WIC: 
    • Whidbey NAS WIC: (360) 257- 8049
    • Island County Public Health: (360) 240-5554 x26
  1. Island County Public Health - Camano Island: (360) 387-0184
  1. 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.
     
  2. Skagit Valley Hospital Lactation Consultants: Serving Skagit, Camano & Stanwood: (360) 814-2229
     
  3. Whidbey Family Birthplace: Phone support with a registered nurse:
  • North Whidbey: (360) 678-7656 x1300
  • South Whidbey: (360) 321-7656 x1300
  1. 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.

 

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Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington
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La Leche League of Washington
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Breastfeeding Support Resources
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Related DOCUMENTS
Breastfeeding Helpline Flyer
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