Sandusky County Public Health can be contacted 24 hours a day in the event of an after-hours public health emergency. 

Public health emergencies could include:

An immediate environmental health hazard (e.g. drinking water contamination)

An infectious disease of immediate public health concern

(a Class A reportable disease, which requires disease reporters to contact the health department immediately by phone)

Breastfeeding Support

Moms Helping Moms

 

As a new mother, you may have heard many things about how to feed your baby. You may know breastfeeding is the best way to give your baby a healthy start in life, and wonder how to fit it into your life. Mothers everywhere have found that breastfeeding CAN work. Your WIC peer helper can help.

 

Who is Your WIC Peer Helper?

 

Our Sandusky County WIC Peer Helper is Angela Herrera.

You can reach her by phone at (419)-334-6358, or by text at (567)-280-2100.

A peer helper is a WIC mother just like you. She lives in your community and has breastfed her own baby. She has been carefully selected by WIC to help give new mothers information about feeding their babies. She is here to give you support to meet your own goals for feeding your baby.

 

Your WIC Peer Helper can give you:

  • Tips for how to breastfeed comfortably and discreetly, even in public;

  • Ways you can stay close to your baby through breastfeeding after you return to work or school;

  • Ideas for getting support from your family and friends;

  • Ways to get a good start with breastfeeding;

  • Secrets for making plenty of breastmilk for your baby; and

  • Helping with breastfeeding concerns.

What does a Peer Helper do?

  • Listens to you.

  • Contacts you during your pregnancy to answer your infant feeding questions and help you prepare for having a new baby.

  • Answers any questions or concerns you might have after your baby is born.

  • Shows you how to get more help from other healthcare professionals, if needed.

"...My intention making a comment about the importance of breastfeeding has nothing to do with the law. It comes from my passion and beliefs about children...I believe that bring a life into this world is the single most important thing a person can undertake and it can also be the most challenging. I think as mothers we are all just trying our best."

Gisele Caroline Bündchen, fashion model, actress, and a breastfeeding mom

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