Healthy Communities

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

Q: Who is a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor?

Answer: She is a mom just like you! She is a mom from your community who breastfed her own baby. She knows what it is like to be a new mother! And she will be there to answer your questions and offer you her support. Your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is your “breast friend!”

 

Q: How can a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor help me?picture of three women with infant

Answer: Your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor can: 

 

Q: How do I receive more information about becoming a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the AR WIC Program?

Answer: A Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for the AR WIC program must have breastfed for at least six months and have received WIC services. She must love breastfeeding and be willing to share that love with other mothers. To find out if there are any Breastfeeding Peer Counselor positions available in your area, contact the WIC Breastfeeding Helpline at 1-800-445-6175 or WICBreastfeeding@arkansas.gov.

 

Q: Where are Peer Counselors available?

Answer: Click here to locate a peer counselor.

 

Q: What if I don’t live in one of the listed locations where there is a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor?  Can I still talk to one? 

Answer: Yes, you can! Call the WIC Breastfeeding Helpline at 1-800-445-6175.  

 

Downloads
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Brochure -  English | Spanish

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