Infant has not yet learned how to latch on and effectively feed at the breast
Occasional mother/infants separation due to illness, prematurity, hospitalization
To be eligible for an electric breast pump, you must meet all the following criteria:
Be at least 6 weeks postpartum
Be full time breastfeeding, not receiving formula from the WIC program
Be separated from the infant more than six hours at a time
Be separated from the infant at least 3 days per week
Please note: Personal use breast pumps are not to be used as a replacement for putting the infant to the breast.
Who should I call for breastfeeding help?
MSUE Breastfeeding Peer Counselor provides free counseling via telephone or home visits to help you successfully breastfeed your baby. The Peer Counselor is available in the WIC office on Mondays, please call for more information or an appointment.
Borgess Breastfeeding Hotline provides free phone consultation with a registered nurse.
La Leche League International helps mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
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