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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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  •  863-462-5795

    Mailing Address

    1728 NW 9th Avenue 

    Okeechobee, FL 34972-4340 


Breastfeeding is natural and is complete nutrition for your baby.  The nutrients in breast milk change day-to-day based upon your baby's needs.  Breast milk does contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, water, enzymes, growth factors, anti-parasites, anti-allergies, anti-viruses, hormones and antibodies.  All of these nutrients are important for a healthy growth and development of your baby.

WIC provides breastfeeding services that help you successfully breastfeed your baby.  Services include breastfeeding peer counseling, breast pumps for fully breastfeeding mothers and breastfeeding education programs for prenatal clients.