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Breastfeeding

WIC

Physical Addresses:

Milton Location
5527 Stewart St.
Milton, FL, 32570
850-983-5200

Monday–Wednesday
7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Thursday
7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Friday
7 a.m.–1 p.m.

Midway Location
5840 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL, 32563
850-934-4074

Monday-Wednesday
7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.


Breastfeeding Promotion and Support 

Breastfeeding promotion and support are integral parts of the Santa Rosa County WIC program. WIC is striving to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among women enrolled in our program.

The Santa Rosa County WIC agency has an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who is ready to assist mothers in making informed decisions about their feeding choice for their child while instructing them in the basics of breastfeeding. In addition, our agency can provide breastfeeding aids such as breast pumps. To speak with our IBCLC, please call 850-564-2272.

Our breastfeeding classes are held each Thursday in Milton, with the time alternating between the morning and afternoon. Our Midway location offers classes on the second and fourth Tuesday each month at 10am. All classes are led by a trained breastfeeding counselor.  If you are interested in attending, contact the WIC office at (850) 983-5250. 

A special WIC food package is also available for participants who are exclusively breastfeeding their babies. This food package includes:

  • $47.00 per month for fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Canned tuna fish or pink salmon
  • Additional amounts of:
    • cheese
    • milk
    • eggs
    • juice

Internet Sites 

Emerald Coast Perinatal Collective – Prenatal and postpartum support network in the Florida Panhandle

WIC Breastfeeding Support (usda.gov) – Breastfeeding guidance in stages
(Learn, Start, Overcome, Thrive)

La Leche League – Group mom to mom support

Kelly Mom – Patenting and breastfeeding answers from an IBCLC
(International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)

Breastmilk, Every Ounce Counts – Breastfeeding information