World Breastfeeding Week 2021 is Sunday AUGUST  1st to Saturday AUGUST 7th!


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Designed to support the work of all NYS Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, WIC Clinic Staff, and most importantly the breastfeeding efforts both big and small of our NYS WIC Breastfeeding Families!

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Stay current and find out how New York State WIC supports breastfeeding by visiting our Breastfeeding News page.


COVID-19: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Considerations

Peer Counselor (PC) breastfeeding support is more critical now than ever before in the lives of our New York StateBreastfeeding Families. Our WIC PC’s and local agency staff are dedicated to assisting breastfeeding families with concerns and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic by referring, as necessary, to the NYS Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.

Which includes subtopics:

  • Pregnant People Protecting Themselves Against COVID-19,
  • Risks to Pregnancy and the Baby,
  • Mother-to-child Transmission,
  • Breastfeeding if you have COVID-19, and,
  • Recommendations for Proper Pump Cleaning,

NYS DOH Guidelines

CDC Precautions Guidance 

Some areas in New York State are offering virtual breastfeeding support groups/sessions, check with your local Breastfeeding Café’s, La Leche League programs, and Hospitals to find support for families near you.