The Breast Pump Program
WIC staff or the Breastfeeding Coordinator,
can help with questions or concerns about breastfeeding and, if needed, help
you obtain a breast pump or nursing aid at no cost. We follow guidelines to
determine which of a variety of pumps will suit the needs of the mother and
The State guidelines are based on a
mother's plans for exclusively breastfeeding and the number of hours spent
at work or school.
To learn more about the different varieties of breast pumps, their parts,
and how they work, see our videos:
Benefits of Breastfeeding
It has the perfect balance of nutrients.
Breastmilk contains antibodies that protect
It is easy for the baby to digest.
It is environmentally friendly.
It creates an intimate mother-child bond.
Beyond the emotional,
health and financial benefits of breastfeeding, fully and mostly
breastfeeding WIC mothers receive a larger food package for a longer period
of time. Breastfed babies get more food too! Families with breastfeeding
babies get three times more jarred foods at 6 months than those that are
What are the State Laws for
for an external link to the NYS Breastfeeding Bill of Rights.
Looking to Learn More about Breastfeeding?
is a website designed just for mothers wanting to stay up to date with the
most current breastfeeding information and resources. Read up on topics such
101 Reasons to Breastfeed Your
Getting "Off to a Good Start"
How to balance breastfeeding
with work and school
...and many more interesting
and informative topics!
To receive more information on local nutritional programs, call or visit us
Clinton County Health Department
Division of Health Planning and Promotion
133 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Tel: (518) 565-4993