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Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program

Get Ready to Breastfeed


Maricopa County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors are available during your pregnancy and after birth:


Arizona Baby Steps to Breastfeeding Success


  1. Initiate breastfeeding within the first hour after birth.
  2. Avoid giving infants fluids or solids other than breast milk unless medically necessary.
  3. Promote 24-hour rooming-in, encouraging the family to recognize and respond to infant’s cues.
  4. Do not use a pacifier or artificial nipple with infants during the hospital stay.
  5. Give mothers a telephone number to call for help with breastfeeding.


AZ Baby Steps
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Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program



Arizona Breastfeeding Hotline 1-800-833-4642


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