Information and resources promoting the healthy benefits of breastfeeding.

Breast Coalition of Delaware/HWHB Zones Mini Grantee

The Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware (BCD) will run an 18-month project, “Delaware Breastfeeding Village,” to increase breastfeeding support in Healthy Women, Healthy Babies ZIP codes. The project will also provide easily accessible support, engaging groups, text check-ins, access to variable levels of lactation support, and incentives for participation.

SPEAKER

Shamiya Gould

LINKS/RESOURCES

Contact Breast Coalition of Delaware: Shamiya.gould@gmail.com
Healthy Women Healthy Babies Mini-Grantees: https://dethrives.com/thriving-communities/healthy-women-healthy-babies-zones-mini-grants

The Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) serves over 16,000 low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5. WIC provides nutrition counseling, health screenings, referrals, and a nutritionally focused food package. WIC also sponsors a breastfeeding peer counselor program to support mothers, plus online breastfeeding classes. In addition, WIC partners with community agencies statewide, including Christiana Care Health System, Westside Family Healthcare, Nemours Pediatrics, and the Latin American Community Center.

SPEAKER

Charmaine Sampson

LINKS/RESOURCES

Contact WIC: charmaine.sampson@delaware.gov.