WIC - Breastfeeding Services
“The AAP recommends that babies be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months of life. This means your baby needs no additional foods (except Vitamin D) or fluids unless medically indicated. Babies should continue to breastfeed for a year and for as long as is mutually desired by the mother and baby. Breastfeeding should be supported by your physician for as long as it is the right choice for you and your baby.”
The Osceola County WIC Program has staff dedicated to help you with any breastfeeding questions or concerns. Our services include the following:
- Breastfeeding Classes
- Breastfeeding Consultations with a Lactation Consultant
- Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
- Breastfeeding “Happy Hour”
- Breast Pumps and more.
Learn the basics of breastfeeding in one just convenient Session! During this class you will learn basic breastfeeding information that will help you get off to a good start with breastfeeding. We will discuss some common concerns, such as, how to know that your baby is getting enough and how to be comfortable while you are breastfeeding. Our classes are offered at the following locations and times:
Kissimmee WIC Office:
Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
St. Cloud WIC Office:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Poinciana WIC Office:
2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for the breastfeeding class call Breastfeeding Helpline at 407-343-2087
Breastfeeding Consultations with a Lactation Consultant
Having a new baby can raise lots of breastfeeding questions and concerns. During one of our consultations you will meet with a lactation consultant who will ensure that all your breastfeeding questions and concerns are answered so that you can enjoy breastfeeding your baby without any worries.
Consultations are offered by appointment only Monday-Friday.
For more information call Breastfeeding Helpline at 407-343-2087
Breastfeeding “Happy Hour”
As a new mom, sometimes you just need a little break from the routine. Join us during our breastfeeding “Happy Hour” and meet other pregnant and breastfeeding moms, spend some time out of the house and make some new friends!
You don’t need an appointment and babies and small children are welcome to attend. Our “Happy Hour” is facilitated by our trained peer counselors.
Our “Happy Hour” is held the last Friday of the month (January-October)
Between 10:00 am and 11:30 am
At our Kissimmee WIC office.
Please call 407-343-2087 for more information.
Our Kissimmee WIC office has a limited number of breast pumps available as a loan to our clients based on need and priority. WIC clients interested in a breast pump must meet with one of our lactation consultants prior to the issuance of a breast pump. Please call 407-343-2087 for more information.