WIC Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support for WIC Clients

Are you a WIC client looking for assistance with breastfeeding? Have questions that you would love to ask a WIC staff member about?

During our regular business hours -- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. -- call 816-595-4293 to speak with a breastfeeding peer counselor.

After-Hours Support Line

Every day from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

We are now offering an after-hours breastfeeding support line for WIC clients who have breastfeeding questions while the health center is closed. Please call the number above and one of our staff members will be happy to speak with you.

Facebook Group

Join our group dedicated to sharing evidenced-based education, support, and encouragement to breastfeeding Clay County mothers! Our WIC lactation consultants regularly share videos, articles, resources and more regarding a variety of breastfeeding topics.

Breastfeeding Events

WOW! - Weigh on Wednesdays

This is a weekly opportunity to check baby's growth. Starting in January 2023, every Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m., WIC clients currently breastfeeding are welcome to pop in to the health center to get baby weighed with the help of one of our breastfeeding peer counselors. For more information, call 816-595-4293.

Breastfeeding 101 

This breastfeeding class will help pregnant WIC clients to learn the basics of what breastfeeding is, why it is so important and beneficial, how to overcome challenges in your breastfeeding journey and more. This class is offered the last Tuesday of every month at 10:15-11:45 a.m. You are welcome to bring a support person (partner, relative, etc.).

The class is held both in-person and virtually. To get the link to attend virtually, fill out the
registration form by 4 p.m. the day before the class you wish to attend. For more information, call 816-595-4293.

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Every year, during the first week of August, we celebrate Breastfeeding Week with a party at the health center. Check out our social media channels every July where more details are likely to be posted.

Breast Pumping

Did you know that Clay County Public Health Center provides breast pumps for WIC participants? Call 816-595-4293 for more information.

Multi-User Electric Pumps - Available to RENT

-Must meet qualifying criteria
-$20 non-refundable fee

Manual Pumps - FREE

-Great for occasional use

Medicaid and private insurance may also provide you a breast pump. Check with your individual plan.

Pumping Resources and Websites

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Pumping and bottle feeding
Hand expression
Breast pump electric
Breast pump manual