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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Breastfeeding Education and Support

Contact Us

  •  904-253-1500
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    Mailing Address

    900 University Boulevard North 

    Jacksonville, Florida 32211  

     

Service Locations

Emerald Tiger Nutrition Center
3225 University Boulevard South
Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Pearl Nutrition Services
5322-24 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32208

West Jacksonville Nutrition Services
120 King Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
(Limited Hours)


Breastfeeding is a gift a society gives their children. The World Health Organization, Academy of Pediatrics, Surgeon General and CDC recognize breastfeeding as the perfect food for infants. The program WIC breastfeeding program strives to increase the initiation and duration of breastfeeding among women. The program provides free services to WIC clients and some non WIC clients:

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselors
  • Breastfeeding Socials
  • Loan of Electric Breast pumps for NICU infants and other medical needs
  • Breast pumps provided for clients going back to work or school who are exclusively breastfeeding

For more information on breastfeeding initiatives or questions regarding locating a breastfeeding consultant, please call 904-253-2361 or call the Breastfeeding Warmline at 904-253-2083.

Breastfeeding Warm Line 904-253-2083

Visit the Department of Health Breastfeeding pages for detailed information on breastfeeding topics.