Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Berrien County Health Department

Under general supervision, this person is a mother with practical breastfeeding experience who serves as a support person for other mothers. She is familiar with the resources available to answer questions mothers ask, and she recognizes when to refer mothers to other providers. The overall goals of the peer counselor are to encourage women to breastfeed, empower mothers to solve breastfeeding problems, support and encourage breastfeeding women, and help women feel like great mothers to their babies.

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