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Breastfeeding For Mom & Baby

Do you know the benefits of breastfeeding? Come learn about many benefits and how to be successful at breastfeeding your baby. Don’t forget to book a session with a Breastfeeding coach. We also loan new mothers breast pumps to keep their babies happy and healthy even when busy moms are physically away from their child.

Why Breastfeed?

Do you know the benefits of breastfeeding? Come learn about many benefits and how to be successful at breastfeeding your baby. Don’t forget to book a session with a Breastfeeding coach. We also loan new mothers breast pumps to keep their babies happy and healthy even when busy moms are physically away from their child.

 The Hospital Experience
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A successful hospital experience and how to get off to a good start with breastfeeding!

Is my baby getting enough?
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New parents often ask how much and how often does a baby breastfeeds? Here are the signs and guidelines that tell you your baby is well fed or getting enough.

Sore nipples and breastfeeding
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As you begin to breastfeed sensitive nipples are normal. If you experience very sore, cracked, or bleeding nipples this is not normal. This may occur due to the way your baby latches on to the breast. For best result makes sure your baby gets a big “mouthful” of the nipple and areola.

Loving support helpline
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Loving Support Breastfeeding Helpline -Breastfeeding help and support available for Riverside County residents 24 hours a day/7 days a week in English and Spanish-speaking certified lactation specialists and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs.) to answer your questions. After hours please leave a message and it will be returned. Please speak clearly and slowly, leaving your phone number twice (including area code) 1-888-451-2499.

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program

WIC peer counselors talk with new moms at their local WIC clinic. Mom’s can schedule a one-on-one visit or attend breastfeeding classes or attend a mom support group virtually or in person.

Sistah Connection Breastfeeding Support Group
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Brings new African-American mothers together to connect and embrace one another as they begin their journey into motherhood.  This program highlights ways mothers can care for themselves and each other so they can more effectively meet the needs of their family.  Sistah Connection meets during regularly scheduled appointments at local WIC offices.  African-American women are encouraged to ask their WIC office if a group is available for them to join.

Lactation Accommodation
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WIC@Work is aimed at making the breastfeeding mother's transition from home to work an easy one. WIC@Work aids employers in creating a supportive breastfeeding workplace for postpartum employees. In addition to providing information to employers and employees, WIC@Work gives specific help and support to breastfeeding moms to ensure they can continue breastfeeding regardless of their work schedule. WIC provides pumps for WIC eligible participants and resources for moms not enrolled in the WIC program.

Lactation Accommodation Incarceration

Breastfeeding and Incarceration works to erase the stigma for mothers who want to breastfeed while incarcerated. The goal is to positively transform the lives of mothers and babies: to help women become better mothers who are less likely to reoffend and to create a generation of healthier babies who have benefitted from the health and emotional benefits that breast milk provides.

Lactation Accommodation – Employers
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Staff facilitate the successful return to work for breastfeeding mothers. Employer training and written information available.

Free Lactation consultations
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Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) offers breastfeeding education, support and referral for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Trained staff help mothers and families to achieve breastfeeding success. One-to-One Counseling with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) or Certified Lactation Consultant.1-855-Rivhero(748-4376)

Breast Pumps
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Are you going to be away from your baby and need to pump your breast milk?  Your local WIC office can provide you with a free manual and electric breast pumps to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. Nursing mothers should talk to their WIC staff to learn more.  Call for an appointment: 855-RIV-Hero

How to keep your breast Pump kit clean: Science Behind the Recommendations
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Breastfeeding and pumping your milk is one way to provide breast milk to your baby. Germs can grow quickly in breast milk or breast milk residue that remains on pump parts. Here is how you can make sure your pump is clean.

Grow our own IBCLC

It's a 100 hour college level course created to assist WIC staff, health professionals and breastfeeding mothers in becoming certified lactation educators or lactation consultants. The course prepares candidates to sit for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) exam once all clinical hours and competencies have been achieved.

Regional Breastfeeding Liaison
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Regional Breastfeeding Liaison (RBL) program works towards increasing breast feeding initiation and duration rates, by partnering with hospitals, healthcare providers, employers, and the breastfeeding support community.

Breastfeeding Resources for Professionals

We would like to assist with more breastfeeding information and resources, please contact us today.

Breastfeeding Support

Being a new parent is rewarding but can be overwhelming at times. Check out these resources to help your family along the way. 

Newborns
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Understanding your newborn’s behavior can help you feel less stressed and more confident in caring for your precious little one.

Welcome baby
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Welcome Baby program from First 5 Riverside provides new parents with information, support on their new journey.

Bottle Feeding your Baby
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Formula Feeding- Tips for feeding your baby infant formula, check out this quick guideLet your baby set the Pace.

Your Child's doctor's Visit
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Be prepared for your child’s next doctor appointment with this quick guide. Our WIC Coaches can help.

Developmental Milestones
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Feed me
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Here are some tips for feeding me 0-6 months and 6-12 months

Time-For-A-Cup
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Help your child learn to take sips of water, breastmilk, or formula from the cup!

Time for Finger Foods
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About ages 9-10 months your toddler will want to start feeding her or himself. They are learning to use their thumb and fingers to pick up small things which develops their motor skills.

Your Child's doctor's Visit
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Be prepared for your child’s next doctor appointment with this quick guide. Our WIC Coaches can help.