Benefits of Breastfeeding

  • Breast milk helps fight infections and delays allergies. Breastfed babies are sick less often.
  • Breast milk is easy for babies to digest so they have less diarrhea, constipation, and spitting up.
  • Breast milk is made just for babies. It has just the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed for your baby to grow well.
  • Breast milk is always warm and ready to feed.
  • Breastfeeding builds a special closeness between you and your baby.
  • Breastfeeding helps your body get back into shape after pregnancy.

Call the WIC staff if you need help. Goldendale can be reached at (509) 773-4565 and White Salmon at (509) 493-1558. To reach someone from the 'In Loving Support Peer' counselor program call (509) 250-0824. They know of other breastfeeding mothers and breastfeeding experts you can talk with.


Washington WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate.

For more information about the WIC program, you can visit the Washington State WIC Website or call us at White Salmon, (509) 493-1558 or toll free 1-888-267-1199 Goldendale (509) 773-4565 or toll free 1-888-291-3521.