The WIC program promotes breastfeeding as the normal way of feeding and
nurturing your child. There are very few situations in which you cannot
breastfeed your child. Babies and mothers are born with behaviors that help with
breastfeeding- they are born to breastfeed. When babies do not breastfeed, they
are at higher risk for certain illnesses and conditions. In the same way,
mothers who do not breastfeed also have an increased risk of certain conditions.
All of the WIC staff have learned the basics of breastfeeding and want to
support you in meeting your breastfeeding goals. As part of our support, we
offer prenatal infant feeding sessions.
The WIC program understands that the choices you make about caring for your
child are personal ones that only you can make. We support you in making your
own decisions by providing you with factual information and loving support.
Our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available to help you both in the clinic
and by phone. They are also available by phone after clinic hours and on
weekends. Please call our WIC office for more information about breastfeeding
and some of our
Frequently Asked Questions.
Main office: 850-875-7200 ext. 2
Susan Taylor, RN, IBCLC- 850-445-6052
Marilyn Thomas, BPC- 850-251-4247
Dina Escobar, BPC- 850-251-0350 (espanol)
Every Wednesday at 2pm, we host “Mother’s Afternoon Out” at the clinic. Every
3rd Wednesday of the month we meet at the William A. McGill Library in Quincy.
Come out and spend time with other breastfeeding and pregnant moms. Children are
welcome and snacks are provided!
Some pictures of our clients: