WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC is a nutrition education and supplemental food program for infants, children through age 4 and pregnant, post-partum and nursing mothers. WIC insures that young children receive good nutrition, giving them a healthy start in life. The parents receive information on health and nutrition. WIC has proven to be an effective child health and education program. For the current schedule of WIC classes, call 740-333-3552.
WIC
Fayette County Health District
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington C.H., OH 43160
General Phone: 740-335-5910
Environmental Health: 740-333-3590
WIC: 740-333-3552
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
Jeannie Bihl, R.N., is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Jeannie is available to help mothers who need assistance, support or education regarding breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Support
Meet Jeannie and Charity, your one stop shop for breastfeeding support at Fayette County WIC.

Jeannie is our licensed Breast Feeding Consultant who has served our community for over 15 years helping new moms throughout their breastfeeding experiences. In 2011 WIC established the Peer Program. Charity was carefully selected and trained with the basic breastfeeding information and counseling skills and also has personal breastfeeding experiences.

Ultimately, we are here for you as a friend and have been through the transition of a pregnant woman to breastfeeding mother.

Periodically throughout your pregnancy and after delivery, we will contact you offering support. We will be available to answer any questions or concerns you might have. The goal of this program is to help mothers overcome any breastfeeding barriers and to offer positive support and encouragement when problems do arise. Any questions you might have are important to us no matter how big or small.

We will be helping moms address issues such as getting off to a good start with breastfeeding and maintaining a healthy milk supply. Resources such as breast pumps, support groups, and classes will be available to all moms.
Jeannie & Charity

Peer Helpers
Contact Information
Phone: 740-333-3552
Fax: 740-333-3528
Directions
Hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Thurs
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday
Closed 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

WIC Coupons may be picked up
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.

Staff
Julie Schwartz, R.N.
WIC Director
wicfayette@odh.ohio.gov
Jeannie Bihl, R.N.
Janice McCormick
Charity Penrod
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Did you know?
“The newborn baby has three basic needs; they are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts and security in the knowledge of her presence.
Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”

~Dr. Grantly
Jeannie Bihl, RN, IBCLC
Charity Penrod, Peer Helper