Breastfeeding Groups and Classes

When you are breastfeeding, it's great to have the support of women going through the same thing. Washington County WIC offers several options for you to stay connected and get support in your breastfeeding.  

Breastfeeding Circle

All nursing moms are welcome. You don't have to be a current WIC participant to attend. Meet with other nursing moms and consult with our breastfeeding specialists. Moms returning to work can get equipment (if eligible) and support to make the transition back to work as successful as possible. Scales are available for weighing babies. Drop-ins welcome!

Hillsboro WIC Breastfeeding moms

  • Meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month
    • 10-11 a.m. Spanish
    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. English
  • Meets on the second Wednesday of the month
    • 2-3 p.m. English
    • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Spanish

Beaverton WIC

  • Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month
    • 10-11 a.m. Spanish
    • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. English 
  • Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month
    • 2-3 p.m. English
    • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Spanish

 

Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

This class focuses on how to manage breastfeeding and turning to work. Visit our Going Back to Work or School page for more resources.

Hillsboro WIC

  • Meets on the fourth Friday of the month
    • 10-11 a.m. Spanish
    • 1-2 p.m. English

Beaverton WIC

  • Meets on the first Monday of the month
    • 10-11 a.m. Spanish
    • 1-2 p.m. English

 

Baby Prep

This is a series of five prenatal breastfeeding classes, starting at four months gestation or later. Learn about breastfeeding and motherhood with a group of women who are at the same stage of pregnancy as you. Group sessions are held in both Spanish and English. Classes are led by Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Barbara Esparza and Board Certified Lactation Expert Jeanette Lopez. To join Baby Prep, text MILKMAMA to 85511.

Topics include:

  • What makes breastmilk so special
  • Tips for partners
  • Childbirth
  • Tips for successful breastfeeding
  • Understanding your baby's language