Breastfeeding Peer Counselors

Breastfeeding peer counselors are women enrolled in WIC who have breastfed their babies for six months or longer and have received additional breastfeeding education from WIC staff. The counselors will call other women enrolled in WIC who are pregnant or new to breastfeeding to give them advice, encouragement and support. Bosom Buddies of Johnson County WIC provides a personal touch from the perspective of someone who has been through the difficulties and concerns that WIC breastfeeding mothers may experience.

For more information call the WIC clinic at 319-356-6042.

 

Maternal Health Program

The Maternal Health Program is an education-based program for pregnant individuals that is coordinated by a registered nurse, registered dental hygienist, and registered dietitian. We improve birth outcomes, offer prenatal education, provide breastfeeding support, and improve overall health and wellness. Knowing how to take care of your body during pregnancy helps you make healthy choices. Knowing what to expect helps you have a better pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Regular care throughout pregnancy helps catch concerns early and improves you and your baby’s overall health.

We provide education on:
•    Pregnancy
•    Labor & delivery
•    Breastfeeding
•    Newborn care
•    Quitting smoking
•    Substance abuse
•    Oral health
•    Current prenatal risks

We can help you:
•    Apply for medical insurance
•    Find a doctor
•    Apply for WIC
     o    Breast pumps
     o    Breastfeeding support
     o    Nutrition education
     o    Food assistance & formula
•    Get prenatal vitamins
•    Enroll in a parenting class
•    Find a dentist
•    Apply for car seat assistance
•    Receive immunizations

Are you pregnant? Contact us today!

Johnson County Public Health
Health & Human Services Building
855 S Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
[email protected]
Phone: (319) 356-6042