**All WIC services are currently provided remotely due to COVID-19. Check back here for information on virtual breastfeeding support groups coming soon.**
WIC Handouts on Breastfeeding
Addditional Handouts on Breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding Tips for a Successful Start During the First Week - English | Spanish
- Foods That May Help Your Milk Supply - English | Spanish
- Hospital Experience: What to expect and how to make it memorable - English | Spanish
- Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? - English
- Risks of Not Breastfeeding - English | Spanish
- Sore Nipples Handout - English | Spanish
- Ventura Coast Milk Bank Opening - English | Spanish
FREE breastfeeding support from WIC
Call before you come in so we can be ready.*
(Some WIC sites close for lunch from 1-2)
ONE-ON-ONE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
All WIC sites offer breastfeeding support without an
appointment, Monday-Friday 8-5.
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPS
VENTURA WIC: Wednesdays 11:30-12:30*
S. OXNARD WIC: Fridays 11:00– 12:00*
N. OXNARD WIC: Wednesdays—time varies*
*Call WIC to confirm group times
Resource links for Breast Pump use
Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County
WHO WE ARE
The Coalition is a non profit 501c3 corporation, comprised of health care providers, community leaders, policy makers, and parents, as well as public and private organizations with the common goal of promoting and supporting breastfeeding as the culture norm in Ventura County.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to promote breastfeeding in the community by providing resources and education to families, health care professionals, employers, and policy makers.
Our vision is to see EVERY FAMILY IS SUPPORTED TO BREASTFEED
WHAT WE DO
Through Outreach, Education and Advocacy we seek to improve breastfeeding rates in our community, contributing to a healthier Ventura County.
Outreach: Resource Guide & Website, advertising rack cards, Thank you for Nursing your baby cards and Nursing Nook provided at Community Events
Education: Annual Education Conference
Advocacy: Annual World Breastfeeding Week Proclamation at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors
Visit The Breastfeeding Coalition of Ventura County here or YouTube for breastfeeding videos: Breastfeedvc
WIC is a nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides you and your family with personalized nutrition tips and breastfeeding support. Families grow healthy with California WIC!
Having a baby is a very exciting time! Whether you choose to breastfeed or formula feed your baby, WIC can help you learn more about your baby’s behavior and how to understand your baby’s needs. WIC can help you learn about why babies sleep differently than adults , how your baby communicates with you, and how to calm your crying baby.
Risks for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
Up to date information about cannabis use while pregnant and/or breastfeeding
WIC encourages breastfeeding and provides the support you need to get breastfeeding off to a good start. Check with your local WIC site as to what type of support they can provide you and your baby. Breastmilk is all your baby needs for the first six months of life.
A Guide to Breastfeeding (PDF)
Formula Compared to Breastmilk (PDF)
Formula Compared to Breastmilk Poster (PDF)
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"Good nutrition in the 1000 days between a women's pregnancy and her child's second birthday sets the foundation for all the days that follow"
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To help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.