Fund breastfeeding peer counselors at WIC
  • Petitioned Hal Rogers

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Chairman, House Appropriations Committee
Hal Rogers

Fund breastfeeding peer counselors at WIC

    1. Star Rodriguez Ibclc
    2. Petition by

      Star Rodriguez Ibclc

      Verndale, MN

Removing funding earmarked for breastfeeding peer counselors will reduce a number of jobs and keep women from reaching their own breastfeeding goals. Peer counselors increase breastfeeding initiation and duration and make communities more supportive of breastfeeding. The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous and have been encouraged by everyone from the AAP to the Surgeon General. The demographic that WIC serves often has many challenges to breastfeeding, and peer counselors may be their only true help.

Source: http://nwica.org/?q=advocacy%2Fd14%2Fd53

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    • Sara Hitz CRAIG, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      I beleive that women need the extra support to continue breastfeeding. I had alot of support from nurses and things when I was on WIC and the Peer Breastfeeding Counselor would have been great to have

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    • kyirra williams SYRACUSE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm one of the peer counselors over at onondaga county Wic ....... Syracuse New York

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    • pat watters CORNWALL, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      it the right of every one

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    • Caroline Riley BRONX, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I love my WIC lady, like seriously I story by to see her when I'm in the area. I don't want to see her gone.

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    • Lisa Reyes CYPRESS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Breastfed 2 babies and my sister is a breastfeesibg consult for wic

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