Marquette County Health Department
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program
184 US 41 East
Negaunee, MI  49866
906-315-2638
 

AUGUST IS NATIONAL BREASTFEEDING MONTH!

The Marquette County Health Department WIC Breastfeeding Program invites you to join us in celebrating and promoting breastfeeding in our community!

BREASTFEED.
international breastfeeding logo
Anytime.
Anywhere.

WHO:  Families, Friends and Breastfeeding Supporters

WHAT:  A Breastfeeding Celebration!
The Big Latch On Event, Awareness Walk and Community Picnic

WHEN:  Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Breastfeeding Moms, please arrive early to register for The Big Latch On...official count is at 10:30 AM

WHERE:  The U.P. Children's Museum  123 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI

CONTACT:  The WIC Breastfeeding Program at (906) 315-2638
or find us on Facebook (MCHD Breastfeeding)

These events are sponsored by the
Marquette County Health Department
and are offered free of charge to the community.

WIC is an equal opportunity program.

Research has shown that breast milk is the very best food for babies in their first year of life.  A major goal of the WIC program is to improve nutrition for infants, so it's no surprise that WIC encourages and supports breastfeeding!  

  • WIC mothers who choose to breast feed receive support, education and follow up through the Peer Counseling Program.
  • Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in the WIC program longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
  • Women who exclusively breast feed their infants qualify for an enhanced food package.
  • Breastfeeding mothers may qualify for a breast pump through the WIC program.
Marquette County's WIC Program offers a Peer Counseling Program, Breastfeeding Classes, a Breastfeeding Mom's Group and a Breast Pump Program. Please click on the links to learn more about what we offer, or call us at (906) 315-2638.
 
 
 Welcome
 
OTHER BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES:
WIC Peer Counselors:  (906) 315-2638
Marquette County Lactation Group Warm Line:  (906) 228-9440 or 1 (800) 562-9743
8 AM - 8 PM, 7 days a week
Lactation Consultant (MGH):  (906) 225-3081
La Leche League Hotline:  1-877-452-5324


 

You can breast feed.  We can help.

WIC is an equal opportunity program.