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Welcome to Breastfeedingpartners.org

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.

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:

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

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: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/protecting-public-health-all-new-yorkers#pregnancy-guidelines

CDC Precautions Guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html

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.