Breastfeeding Success Story: The Moms of Saline County, KS WIC 1

Breastfeeding Success Story: Dana from Saline County, KS WIC“Mona and the breastfeeding moms of Salina have been an incredible support to me as I have nursed my daughter for the last year. Knowing that at anytime day or night I have a page I can turn to and a listing ear, sometimes just for support generally for advice and always for encouragement has made me know I’m not alone in this journey. Just to know there are like-minded women around lets me know that we can do anything we set our mind to. Thank you for the support Mona!” -Dana


Breastfeeding Success Story: Kristen from Saline County, KS WIC“I signed up for WIC not for the food/formula help but because I knew it would increase my connection with people who would be able to trouble shoot nursing issues. And I was right. Zoey was on a SNS at first, but with WIC’s help, I was able to transition from exclusively pumping and bottle feeding to nursing just before one month old (it was her Christmas present to me). Just being assured that I could do this was the boost in confidence I needed. I gladly have an untouched in ages expensive breast pump sitting in the top of my closet, not needed, because I was able to get the milk from the tap.” -Kristen


Breastfeeding Success Story: Neasa from Saline County, KS WIC“I have been on WIC since I found out I was pregnant with twins in 2014. I had them in May of 2015. My original goal was to breastfeed for 6 months. After a few bumps we made it passed that goal to 21 almost 22 months of breastfeeding twins. WIC has been there throughout our whole journey and we were even able to get back on our feet and not use DCF help for over a year now. We still are able to use WIC and helps with our grocery bill monthly, especially with 4 growing kids.” -Neasa


Breastfeeding Success Story: Alicia from Saline County, KS WIC“I was always disappointed that I could not breastfeed my twins so when I had my newest baby I spoke with Mona ahead of time to figure things out ahead of time. I was determined to breastfeed my baby. Shelby is now 6 months old and we are going strong. We had some issues in the beginning but from advice from Mona we got through it. I also use the breastfeeding page as a go to page. I always read the problems or success post and the comments to go back to. To learn from even though I am not going through it right at the moment I remember it when and if I do. Thank you for having the breastfeeding page it helps a lot and have added some mothers to it so they can have help and support as well.” -Alicia


Breastfeeding Success Story: Jamie from Saline County, KS WIC“When I came into see you Mona I was close to breaking point and done with breastfeeding. You took the time and showed me that his latch was wrong and he wasn’t opening wide enough. I went from being at 7 weeks and about to start formula feeding, to breastfeeding until 2.5 years old. Thank you!” -Jamie


“I’m grateful for WIC. It helps me as a breastfeeding mom eat healthier and extra nutrition that my body needs to make milk. WIC also educates me on breastfeeding so I can help new moms be educated as well to make the greatest choice to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has helped me be a better mother. I feel like me and my children Breastfeeding Success Story: Brandi from Saline County, KS WICBreastfeeding Success Story: Brandi from Saline County, KS WIChave a closer bond because of breastfeeding. I’m more than just mom, I’m there everything. I also love all the support by WIC. I never once felt pressured to formula feed. I have been supported so much with our journeys of nursing. Even when my son couldn’t eat solids until 14 months and was exclusively nursing all that time I was supported by WIC. So very grateful for being a part of the WIC program. Without WIC there have been times we wouldn’t have had food for our family. Thank you.” -Brandi