Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program

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The Pike County Health Department offers support for breastfeeding moms through the Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program. Resources, information, and tools, including breast pumps are available. Prenatal and postnatal moms who come to the Pike County Health Department WIC office are offered information, education, support, and a listening ear from Leah Diffey, the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, along with the rest of the supportive staff.

The Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program provides one-on-one support and in-depth counseling to prenatal and postnatal women who have questions or concerns about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding classes are also offered every month. The department is proud to play a role in the successful breastfeeding journey so that both mother and baby can experience all of the health benefits and bonding that breastfeeding has to offer.

“I’m available by phone anytime for our moms who have concerns or questions about breastfeeding, any day of the week (573-470-0223). Sometimes a listening ear and a word of encouragement from someone who has been through it is all a mom needs to confidentially continue breastfeeding. Or sometimes a bit of information helps the process make a lot more sense. Moms need support and that’s what I’m here for,” said Leah Diffey, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.

The Pike County Health Department facility is also breastfeeding friendly, with a comfortable room designated for breastfeeding moms who desire to nurse or pump in private.

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