Jackson County WIC Breastfeeding Peers

Amanda, Dani and Paulina are peer counselors in Jackson MI

Operating as usual


Car seat check tomorrow!


Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s have some fun! tell us what crumbs have dropped on your little ones head? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

Turkey on your head. Cranberry sauce in your ears. Pumpkin pie crumbs all over. Who can relate? What have you dropped on your little one while eating?


Need a car seat? We have a program that helps you earn points for new car seats.

Photos from Half Assed Hippie Mama's post 10/18/2022

Love this! 😍 what costume ideas have you used or plan to use for you and baby?


Free coats and blankets for your little ones at WIC today 😊


Ever wonder what your baby is doing with her hands at the breast? Those waving, grabbing hands do have a purpose, and not just to interfere with latching.

Remember that your baby had been comforted by those hands in utero until now. Babies have a strong sucking reflex, and sucking on their hands is one of the best ways they have of comforting themselves. It is also an early hunger cue when those hands start going to their mouth.

Massage-like hand movements of babies on the breast and ni**le area actually cause a rise in oxytocin levels and the ni**le to become erect, which facilitates a better latch. Let your baby use their hands as freely as possible and avoid swaddling at breast. They might be a little clumsy at first, but they’ll get better with practice πŸ™‚


Come join us at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in Downtown Jackson!


Let us stick together as moms ❀


We would like to thank everybody that came out to the big latch and give a shout-out to One North Kitchen and Bar Jackson for the generous contribution of their delicious Chicken Wraps!


If you’re visiting the zoo this summer be sure to check this out!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜

Potter Park Zoo recognizes World Breastfeeding Week by highlighting our nursing room. Our nursing room, located in the Discovery Center, provides a rocking chair, table and additional seating for other caregivers and children. For pumping mothers, there are outlets. We strive to have a clean and welcoming environment for our nursing mothers.

If you are out in the zoo you can find a few signs that point to 'quiet areas'. These are also great areas to stop and take a break to nurse!

Our nursing room is also used as a quiet room for any families that may need it.

If you have questions or need more information about any of these areas, please reach out to our Community Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, Mariah Martinez ([email protected]).


FREE parenting classes that you can start at anytime!

Photos from Jackson County Maternal Infant Health Program's post 07/11/2022

Photos from Jackson County Maternal Infant Health Program's post

Sore Ni***es - La Leche League USA 06/14/2022

Sore Ni***es - La Leche League USA

Having ni**le tenderness is normal, but if pain persists for more than a couple weeks or gets worse, reach out. Pain is not a part of breastfeeding. ❀

Sore Ni***es - La Leche League USA La Leche League USA helps parents, families, and communities to breastfeed, chestfeed, and human milk feed their babies through parent-to-parent support. LLL USA encourages, informs, educates, supports, and promotes the use of human milk and the intimate relationship and development that comes from....


✨Partner Support✨

A new and improved look to this graphic I came up with last year 😍

Did you know that partner support is the #1 determining factor in a parent feeling GOOD about their lactation journey?

How did your partner help you? Tell me in the comments!


Who can relate?


Have a little fun today. How is breastfeeding going? πŸ™‚

Michigan Museums For Free with EBT Card - Food Stamps EBT 05/23/2022

Michigan Museums For Free with EBT Card - Food Stamps EBT

Michigan EBT Cardholders – did you know you can get free or discounted admission to museums and other family-friendly places like Aquariums and Zoos?

Michigan Museums For Free with EBT Card - Food Stamps EBT Get list of Michigan Museums For Free with EBT Card. Visit family fun places like aquariums, science centers, Art Museums, Zoos, and more.


Join us for the Virtual Baby Fair!


Mental Health is very important to all expecting and new moms. The Maternal Mental Health Hotline is available for support including brief interventions with trained counselors who are culturally and trauma-informed. As well as referrals to both community-based and telehealth providers as needed.

Peanut Butter Wrap-Ups 04/20/2022

Peanut Butter Wrap-Ups

Looking for a quick and easy snack that is easy to eat while holding your baby (and all the other things we hold as moms) look no further! This recipe is simple delicious and packs a protein punch to keep your milk supply steady! Oh and the best part? It uses all WIC approved food items! πŸ₯³

Let us know what you think if you try it or share your favorite quick and easy snack below!

Peanut Butter Wrap-Ups Looking for that simple, filling, on-the-go snack? Look no further. These travel-friendly wraps combine a favorite – peanut butter and banana – with whole grains to give you a healthy, finger food snack filled with fiber, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, protein and choline. Bonus .....



β€œMy baby is using me as a pacifier.”

This statement is not uncommon and it spreads like wildfire. New parents see it on social media and think, aha, that’s what my baby is doing!

β€œMy baby is using me” is the beginning of this sentence, and that’s not a great feeling to have in our heads and hearts. This comes with the implication that they are doing something wrong or manipulative, when the reality in many of these cases is the baby is still hungry and/or the baby is in pain or distress of some kind, and seeking the comfort and familiarity of being latched and sucking.

The reality is that your baby is using your breast as a breast, and your baby uses as a pacifier as different way to meet sucking needs when they cannot be at the breast.

Are we anti-pacifier? Nope! They can be a great tool. We just want you to know your baby isn’t using you.


GREAT NEWS! More money for fruits and vegetables will continue through September benefits for WIC moms & kids. This provides an increased Cash Value Benefit (CVB) each month, through September 2022. Each eligible family member will
automatically receive this benefit, so it may be a lot!

The CVB value is same as the last increase!
Children- $24 per month
Pregnant and non-breastfeeding postpartum people- $43 per month
Breastfeeding people- $47 per month

Have more questions? Check out the FAQ:https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/WIC_CVB_Increase_FAQ_750184_7.pdf



How long should you continue breastfeeding?
…however. πŸ‘πŸΎ long. πŸ‘πŸΌ you. πŸ‘πŸΎ please. πŸ‘πŸΌ

No Google search can tell you the answer to this one. There’s no statistic on emotional wellbeing or immunity that can predict what’s right for your body and your baby. ❀️❀️

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Is Your Baby Hungry or Full? Responsive Feeding Explained 03/18/2022

Is Your Baby Hungry or Full? Responsive Feeding Explained

Even if they can't talk yet, babies have all kinds of ways to tell us when they're hungry and when they've had enough.

In this video, you'll learn all about the practice of responsive feeding and how to understand, recognize, and respond to your baby's hunger or fullness cues. You can practice responsive feeding when breastfeeding, bottle feeding and when providing solid foods.

Is Your Baby Hungry or Full? Responsive Feeding Explained Is Your Baby Hungry or Full? Responsive Feeding ExplainedEven if they can’t talk yet, babies have all kinds of ways to tell us when they’re hungry and when t...


Ever considered being a doula? Here’s a great opportunity!

Hanna is creating a wonderful Doula Mentorship Program! If you're a new doula and interested in a FREE mentorship program reach out to Hanna Russo Doula.


How long did it take you to feel like you "got it" when it came to breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding may be natural, but it's also a skill that takes practice. Preparing before baby arrives and finding support in case you encounter problems can help you meet your breastfeeding goals.
LLL USA Leaders are available for FREE to answer your questions and concerns. Contact a Leader today at https://lllusa.org/locator/
Image courtesy of Littlefield Photography

[Image: Photo of person nursing a baby. Text: Breastfeeding takes time to learn.]

Timeline photos 03/08/2022


Your worth is not measured in ounces.​​​​​​​​
You've Got This, Mama!​​​​​​​​


We love seeing the impact of our fruits and veggies bump! Have you enjoyed having additional $$ for fruits and veggies?

The increase to WIC's veggie and fruit benefit from $9-$11 to $24, $43, and $47/month has changed participants' lives.

Check out a testimony below and urge Congress to extend WIC’s benefit bump.

Photos from Jackson County WIC Breastfeeding Peers's post 02/28/2022

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We have exciting news to share!!Playgroups are coming back to Jackson!! Follow β€œJackson playgroups” on Facebook for more information on upcoming dates!!

Photos from Jackson County Maternal Infant Health Program's post 02/24/2022

Photos from Jackson County Maternal Infant Health Program's post

Jackson MI WIC on TikTok 02/23/2022

Jackson MI WIC on TikTok

Be sure to follow us on TikTok! 😍😍

Jackson MI WIC on TikTok Some things just add that ✨pizazz✨ to the WIC experience!


Tell us what’s your favorite breastfeeding snack? πŸ˜‹

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Someone sent me this great pumping hack and I had to share! Has anyone tried this?? Share your thoughts and experiences ...
Hello from your Jackson County Breastfeeding Peers!





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