The WIC lactation management team is made up of three breastfeeding peer counselors who are past or current WIC moms who successfully breastfed their child/ren for six months or more. WIC program staff also includes peer counselors and lactation experts known as IBCLCs or International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. These women have received specialized education to help breastfeeding moms overcome breastfeeding challenges. Here are some of the services our staff provides:
Our lactation management team is made up of five breastfeeding peer counselors who are past or current WIC moms who have successfully breastfed their child/ren for six months or more. Additionally, WIC has 3 lactation experts on staff known as IBCLCs or International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. These ladies have received specialized education to help our breastfeeding moms overcome any breastfeeding challenge they may face. Here are some of the services our staff provides:
WIC Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) hold a wide variety of specialty certifications and undergo a series of trainings in lactation management.
International Board of Lactation Consultant Certification IBCLCs are internationally-certified healthcare professionals in the clinical management of breastfeeding and human lactation. They are required to participate in education classes, workshops, or seminars every year to ensure that their certification remains current. This also ensures that our clients, staff, and community can receive the most current, accurate, and beneficial information available about breastfeeding.
WIC Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are involved in numerous activities throughout Spokane, the state of Washington and the nation. Here are just a few!
Just like many of our WIC clients, our BFPCs are moms too! They positively impact our WIC program in so many ways:
BFPCs also facilitate our program's Breastfeeding Support Groups. Additionally, West Central Community Center (WCCC) also hosts a breastfeeding support group on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Partnerships with medical providers are critical to the success of the WIC program.