UH WIC promotes breastfeeding as the healthiest way to feed your baby. More than 80% of new mothers breastfeed for some length of time because of the benefits it provides.
Benefits for Baby:
Decreases risk for ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory infections Easier to digest
Reduces the risk for SIDS
Decreases risk for childhood obesity
Benefits for Mom:
Saves time and money
Faster return to pre-pregnancy weight
Decreases risk for ovarian and breast cancer
Saves on healthcare costs
Less time off work for sick babies
Creates a strong mother/child bond
“Nothing can compare to holding your baby, heart to heart, knowing you are supplying their every need with a single embrace.” – Jenn, BFPC Lakewood
As a Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic, we provide the breastfeeding education, encouragement, and support our moms need to breastfeed successfully. Our Nutrition staff and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are here to help you reach your goals!