Breastfeeding Success Story: The Moms of Sevier County, TN WIC


Breastfeeding Success Story: Sammi from Sevier County, TN WIC“My Lactation Counselor is the only reason I learned I didn’t have to supplement with formula. And if I hadn’t seen her when I did we may not be 19+ months and still going strong with breastfeeding. I also think that she is the reason that, instead of formula, I used donor milk from my sister to supplement with until my baby started gaining weight steadily. She and this group made my breastfeeding journey successful and kept me going when I wanted to give up.” –Sammi

Breastfeeding Success Story: Nicole from Sevier County, TN WIC“If it wasn’t for everyone at WIC staying up late answering questions and helping me get through six months of thrush, I probably would have never made it to 20 months with my son. Nor would I have experienced being able to feed two littles at the same time.” -Nicole

Breastfeeding Success Story: Whitnee from Sevier County, TN WIC“When my youngest son was born, I learned early at about a week old that he had a tongue and lip tie.  Little did I know our breastfeeding journey for the next couple of weeks would be so painful and frustrating. If it hadn’t been for the wonderful Breastfeeding Peer Counselors who gave me tips and showed me how I could help and reminded me of the benefits of breastfeeding, our journey would have ended before we made it a month.  Now we have successfully breastfed for almost one year with no end in sight!” -Whitnee

Breastfeeding Success Story: Amber from Sevier County, TN WIC“If it wasn’t for the WIC program, I wouldn’t have known anything about breastfeeding.  I know I wouldn’t have chosen to breastfeed Eleanor for it was foreign to me. I’m so thankful for all of the help from my Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Fourteen months and still going strong!” -Amber

Breastfeeding Success Story: Sheyenne from Sevier County, TN WIC“I was having a lot of trouble getting started, and my Breastfeeding Peer Counselor was very helpful sending me articles and being very encouraging. One of my family members was able to help me and Liam get the hang of things, and we have continued to exclusively breastfeed for eight months.” -Sheyenne

“I wholeheartedly believe that if it wasn’t for the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors that run our support group I wouldn’t have been able to breastfeed at all, let alone for a little over a year. The support group was so great for learning and they always answered any questions that I ever had. I am so thankful!” –Katie