WIC Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month
WIC celebrated National Breastfeeding Month in August. WIC staff kicked off the festivities with a proud proclamation at City Hall boasting this year’s theme, “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility.” Breastfeeding is often seen as only the mother’s responsibility. However, for her to be successful, fathers, partners, employers, hospitals and health care professionals all have a role to play. The dedicated WIC staff, including Clerks, Nutritionists, Peer Counselors, Registered Dietitians (RD), and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), have a vital role to the shared responsibility of breastfeeding. We are here to support families every step of the way, from a support hotline, to peer counseling and lactation counseling.
Pictured above are the Honorable Jane Hughson, Mayor, City of San Marcos, Analia Cano IBCLC, WIC Program Supervisor, DerryAnn Krupinsky, Assistant Director of Neighborhood Enhancement and WIC Director, Stacie Olivarri LDRD, Nutrition and Breastfeeding Coordinator, and Marisela Leija, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor/Clerk.