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Breastfeeding Program

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

WIC & Nutrition Services are available by appointment only.

Call (813) 307-8074

to schedule an appointment.


Breastfeeding Help Line:  (813) 496-BABY (2229)

The Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants and Children's (WIC) Breastfeeding Program in Hillsborough County Provides:

Breastfeeding Support:

  • Peer Counselors
  • Certified Lactation Counselors
  • Lactation Consultants
  • Breast pump Loan Program
  • Breastfeeding Classes

Peer Counselors:

Mother-to-mother support has proven to be one of the most successful approaches to encourage mothers to breastfeed their infants. The WIC Peer Counselor:

  • Serves as role model
  • Helps develop your personal breastfeeding plan to get you and baby off to a good start.
  • Supports and encourages you to reach your breastfeeding goals.
  • Teaches classes and provides education
  • Provides referrals when necessary

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants:

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) provide specialized consults including:

  • Latch assist
  • Preterm infant breastfeeding
  • Methods for improving milk supply
  • Nipple pain relief
  • Information on medications and breastfeeding

Breast Pump Loan Program:

Electric breast pumps are available to qualified breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding support staff with determine if you qualify for an electric breast pump. 
 
Please take a moment to review and complete one of the verification forms below to help begin the process.

Breastfeeding classes are available to WIC clients for FREE! The class covers a wide range of topics related to breastfeeding including:

  • Myths and concerns of breastfeeding
  • How breastfeeding works
  • Positioning and Latching at the breast

For more information contact our Breastfeeding Help Line:  (813) 496-BABY (2229)