The Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, commonly known as WIC, has been awarded a grant by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service in cooperation with the University of Nevada, Reno. The grant supports the implementation of a new breastfeeding campaign: WIC Breastfeeding Support. Learn Together. Grow Together.
WIC Breastfeeding Support Learn Together. Grow Together. website was launched in 2018 with the goal of providing breastfeeding resources to WIC moms, their families, and friends. WIC moms may overcome common breastfeeding challenges to meet their breastfeeding goals.
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Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges Together
Mothers who have decided to breastfeed their child might find themselves facing new challenges, including:
- Managing pain
- Preventing infection
- Milk supply concerns
- Feeding in public
- Returning to work or school
- Pumping breast milk
The WIC Breastfeeding Support program aims to provide women with the education and confidence they need to make breastfeeding work for their family. The Nevada WIC program provides education, lactation support, breast pumps and breast pump accessories at no cost to qualifying WIC participants.
Getting Support in Nevada
For more information on the Nevada WIC Breastfeeding Support Learn Together. Grow Together. campaign please reach out to Jacquelyn Bonde or follow the Nevada Wellness Facebook or Instagram pages. For more information on Nevada WIC services, please visit their website.