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Kentucky Breastfeeding
What is a Peer Counselor?
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 WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program
is funded by a grant from USDA and is offered in
several areas around the state.  Click on your
region of Kentucky on the menu to the left to see if
your local WIC office/health department offers the
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program.  
Breastfeeding Peer Counseling has been a
significant factor in improving the breastfeeding
initiation and duration rates among women in a
variety of settings, including economically
disadvantaged and WIC populations representing
diverse cultural backgrounds and geographical

     It’s all about moms helping moms.  
Kentucky Counties/Districts Covered by the WIC Breastfeeding
Peer Counseling Program
  • Allen County
  • Ashland-Boyd County
  • Barren River District
  • Boyle County
  • Calloway County
  • Clark County
  • Cumberland County
  • Gateway District
  • Green River District
  • Greenup County
  • Hopkins County
  • Kentucky River District
  • Lake Cumberland District
  • Laurel County
  • Lawrence County
  • Louisville-Metro
  • Martin County
  • Northern Kentucky District
  • Pike County
  • Wedco District