Support when you need it

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Call with breastfeeding questions You may have a breastfeeding question before your next scheduled WIC visit. If so, you can call our Breastfeeding Help Line at (323) 905-1248.

We have a skilled and experienced breastfeeding counselor available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., most evenings until 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Connect with other new mothers You might have particular breastfeeding questions. Or you might not. Connecting with other new mothers is helpful even when you don’t have breastfeeding questions.

Breastfeeding support groups We invite you to visit one of our WIC breastfeeding support groups. This is a great way to get tips and ideas from other mothers and from the breastfeeding educator. And if you do have questions or worries, your breastfeeding support group will be very helpful.

We offer breastfeeding support groups at each of our 11 WIC centers at least once a week. You don’t need an appointment to attend. Ask at your WIC center when the next support group session will be held.

Get walk-in help at WIC You may have a breastfeeding concern before your next scheduled visit. And you may want to speak with someone in person. We provide walk-in help when your WIC center is open. It’s best to call first. But if you need help badly, and you can’t call ahead, that’s OK. We understand.

Even when your breastfeeding problems feel big, we usually can help you quickly and easily. But if your breastfeeding educator or breastfeeding peer counselor thinks a specialist would be helpful, she will refer you to one of our certified lactation consultants.