Peer Counseling

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor is a current or former WIC participant with personal breastfeeding experience who is enthusiastic about breastfeeding and wants to help other mothers enjoy a positive and successful experience with breastfeeding. Peer counselors are effective in communities where role models for breastfeeding behaviors, knowledgeable health care providers, and cultural practices that include breastfeeding as a norm are scarce. Among the most powerful is the ability of peer counselors to provide ongoing support and practical suggestions for breastfeeding that are modeled on their own life experiences.


The Martin County Health Department has a certified Lactation Specialist and Breast Feeding Peer Counselor. Call for an appointment 606-268-7752.