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.
Fayette County Health District
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington C.H., OH 43160
General Phone: 740-335-5910
Environmental Health: 740-333-3590
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.
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 20 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
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 and classes will be available
to all moms.
Jeannie & Charity
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 Benefits may be picked up
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Jeannie Bihl, R.N.
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
Breastfeeding satisfies all three.”
Jeannie Bihl, RN, IBCLC
Charity Penrod, Peer Helper
from the WIC
August 13, 2015
Janice McCormick, Julie Schwartz, R.N., Charity Penrod and Jeannie Bihl, R.N. at the WIC
Baby Shower held on August 13, 2015 at the Fayette County Health Department. More
photos from the baby shower can be seen on the WIC page here.