(L) Cindy Galloway, RD, LD, IBCLC and (R) Laurie Valdes, CA, CLC, CLE, IBCLC
To Contact: Please call 208-327-7488 and press prompt #1. Enter Ext. 8569 to speak to Laurie Valdes (Español).
Central District Health WIC program is pleased to provide an evidenced based Peer Counseling program to assist in breastfeeding promotion and support. A WIC breastfeeding peer counselor is a mother in the community with personal breastfeeding experience who is trained to give information and supportto new moms. She will help give mothers basic breastfeeding information, counseling, support, and help them meet breastfeeding goals, including:
WIC Peer Counselors will contact mothers regularly during the pregnancy and during the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. Peer Counselors also assist with prenatal breastfeeding classes and are available to new mothers outside the usual working schedule who are having breastfeeding questions.
Peer Counselors refer mothers to appropriate lactation experts or healthcare professionals if the mother’s concerns are outside the peer counselor’s scope of practice.
Make your health a priority and attend a free health screening event! Screenings consist of a single finger poke to run a full lipid panel (Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, and Blood Glucose) and an A1C test. Screenings take approximately 20 minutes and participants will leave with a copy of their results. Know your numbers – Get Screened! No appointment necessary, at the Mountain Home Library.