Breastfeeding Support

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Welcome!

“My name is Debbie Spaulding and I am the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Certified Lactation Counselor for the Kalispell WIC Program. I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have about breastfeeding. You have everything your baby needs in breast milk and the WIC program supports and encourages moms to breastfeed their babies!”

Debbie Spaulding, CLC

Make an Appointment Today!

Available for one-on-one consultations Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Please call 406-751-8170 to schedule a time.

Here are a few benefits of breastfeeding:

Breast milk is the perfect food…never too hot or too cold. Breastfed babies have fewer ear infections, urinary tract infections, allergies, eczema, less diarrhea, constipation and serious illnesses. Breastfeeding lowers the risk of SIDS, obesity and Diabetes.

Breastfeeding lowers your risk of breast and ovarian cancers, type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure.  It also helps to shrink your uterus back to normal size.  Breastfeeding helps you and baby relax. . The biggest benefit of all is the love, nourishment and security you are providing your baby along with the special bond you are creating between the two of you!

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed exclusively with no baby formula or added foods or beverages for the first 6 months. 

The AAP also recommends breastfeeding for one year (or longer) while gradually adding foods.

Whether you’re just starting out on your breastfeeding journey or having unexpected challenges, WIC is there to help you every step of the way. WIC’s goal is the same as yours. We want you to have a happy, healthy baby and a good breastfeeding experience.

Additional Support:

Baby Bistro

  • Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group
  • Every Friday-10 to 11:30AM
  • Nature Baby Outfitter
  • 35 North Main Street, Kalispell
  • 406-249-3656 for more information.

WIC Contact Information

Debbie Spaulding, CLC

  • WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
  • Office: 406-751-8170
  • Cell/Text: 406-249-3656
  • Email: dspaulding@flathead.mt.gov