The following materials provide information to help you educate others about breastfeeding. To order copies, go to WIC: Outreach Forms and Brochures and complete the Forms/Publications Order, F-80025A (Word) form.
Breastfeeding pocket cards
These 15 cards each focus on one topic. They were developed by the Wisconsin WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) program, along with the Maternal and Child Health program. While they are designed to be printed in color and on cardstock paper, you may print these cards for your own information. If you would like multiple copies for distribution, go to WIC: Outreach Forms and Brochures.
- You Have the Right to Breastfeed, P-44950— Describes a person’s right to learn about breastfeeding, to breastfeed in the hospital after giving birth, and to breastfeed in any public or private location. Replaces: Breastfeeding Information from Someone Who Knows.
- Answers to Your Questions, P-44951—Answers common breastfeeding questions about diet, smoking, alcohol, and medications. Replaces: Breastfeeding Can Fit Into Your Life.
- Why Should I Breastfeed?, P-44952—Lists the nutritional and health values of breast milk, and the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers, babies, parents and families. Replaces: The Best Start.
- Breastfeeding In the First Weeks, P-44953—Describes how to start breastfeeding, how often to breastfeed, signs of hunger, a good latch, and how to end a feeding.
- Making Enough Milk for Your Baby, P-44954—Lists the signs that indicate babies are getting enough breast milk and discusses growth spurts and increasing milk supply.
- Breast Care and Comfort, P-44955—Provides information about preventing and treating engorgement, plugged ducts, and sore nipples.
- Healthy Sleep for Babies, P-44956—Describes the sleeping behaviors of babies, including the difference between light and deep sleep, why waking is important for young babies, and tips for sleepy parents.
- Babies Cry, P-44956A—Explains why babies cry and tips for calming a fussy baby.
- Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work, P-44957—Explains how to adjust to returning to work or school while breastfeeding.
- Expressing Your Breast Milk, P-44958—Describes how to express breast milk by hand or by using a breast pump. Replaces: Collecting Breast Milk.
- Storing Expressed Breast Milk, P-44959—Describes how to store and prepare breast milk safely, based on American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations.
- How Long Should I Breastfeed My Baby?, P-44960—Provides American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for how long to breastfeed, as well as helpful hints for weaning. Replaces: Breastfeeding an Older Baby.
- Teething, P-00147—Gives ideas about what to do when babies are teething or suddenly stop breastfeeding.
- Hold Me Heart-To-Heart, P-00481—Explains why all babies need to be held close to the heart and why skin-to-skin contact is important.
- My Breastfeeding Plan, P-00571—Helps breastfeeding mothers plan ahead when going back to work.
Other educational pieces are available to print, order, or both.
Breastfeeding peer counseling trifold brochure
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, P-40141—This brochure introduces participants to the WIC Peer Program.
Breast milk building blocks poster
Breast Milk Building Blocks, P-00029—This 17.75” x 23.75” poster uses building blocks to show the differences between formula and breast milk. Order individually.
Right to breastfeed card
Breastfeeding law card, P-00165—This 4"x2.5" card explains the right to breastfeed, according to Wis. Stat. § 253.16. To get these cards:
Order cards in multiples of 100, while supplies last.