Louisiana WIC Breastfeeding Program 

The Louisiana WIC Program provides continual support and encouragement for all breastfeeding moms & their babies.

Research has proven that there is no better food other than breast milk for a baby's first year of life. The experience of breastfeeding provides joyful bonding, cost savings and health benefits for both mother and baby.

One of the primary goals of the Louisiana WIC program is to improve the health status of infants by encouraging WIC mothers to breastfeed their infants. Since its beginning in 1974, the WIC program continues to promote breastfeeding as the optimal feeding choice for most infants.

The gift of breastfeeding will provide a healthy start for your baby's life.  In support of the breastfeeding, the Louisiana WIC Program provides:

  • Breastfeeding help and support at WIC clinics
  • Prenatal breastfeeding education support
  • Individual breastfeeding education for participants
  • Group breastfeeding education for participants
  • Healthy WIC Food Packages
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program
  • Breast pump support - Free hospital grade pumps and personal electric pumps
  • Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Partners for Health Baby Support Line 1-800-251-BABY
  • Lactation rooms at most WIC sites

  Breastfeeding Topics

Why Breastfeeding is Important

  • Breastfeeding Protects Babies
  • It's only Natural
  • Mothers benefit from Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding benefits society
  • Breastfeeding during an emergency
  • More Information

Finding Support and Information

Breastfeeding in Public

WIC Breastpump Program

Breastfeeding Nutrition & Fitness

  • Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Women
  • Breastfeeding helps to keep moms fit & trim after delivery
  • Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

Louisiana Breastfeeding Initiatives