Studies show that a first time breastfeeding women who has support and education during her pregnancy will breastfeed for a longer duration. Breastfeeding Peer Counselors share breastfeeding information and offer breastfeeding support. They are there for women who need them in the early days and weeks when everything seems so new. Breastfeeding is a very personal choice. Peer Counselors can help women make their decision, and also listen to their concerns to help make their breastfeeding experience enjoyable and be there when things don’t go as planned. At the Tuscola County Health Department WIC Program peer counselors provide one-on-one counseling and group/support classes for mothers and fathers during pregnancy and after.