The Women, Infants, and Children program provides lactation support for education and assistance to breastfeeding families at no cost. An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available to families who are currently breastfeeding or are thinking about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding support and assistance is available during regular business hours. We ask that you call prior to your scheduled appointment to set up a time to meet with our lactation consultant.
Breast Pump Program:
Franklin County WIC offers a breast pump program to help meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers on WIC. The following types of pumps are available:
Free hand held Medela pumps: Hand held non-electric pump. Used for occasional pumping, not intended to enhance or maintain milk supply.
Medela Lactina Double Electric Hospital grade breast pump and tubing:
Available for loan only to current WIC participants after delivery. Deposit of $50.00 cash or check is required. The breastfeeding mom may use the pump for one year as long as she is breastfeeding and has not missed scheduled WIC appointments. The $50.00 deposit will be reimbursed to the participant if the pump is returned clean and in good working condition. The deposit reimbursement will be received approximately 2-3 weeks after return of the pump. The pumps are available to any participant, however first priority will be given to:
ü Premature or hospitalized infants or mothers
ü Infants with feeding or latching on problems
ü Low Milk Supply
ü Mother of multiple infants
ü Temporary breastfeeding problems such as engorgement and medication contraindicated for breastfeeding
ü Mother returning to work or school
Medela Pump In Style Advanced: The Pump In Style Advanced is an all-in-one solution ideal for working mothers. All in one pump and backpack. Free single use electric pump to qualifying participants. For more information please contact Angie Hittson at (636) 583-7312.
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