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Region 6 Public Health Office

Breastfeeding Services in Horry, Georgetown, & Williamsburg Counties

Breastfeeding logoBreastfeeding provides better health, nutrition, immunological, and developmental benefits to both mother and infant. It is the preferred method of infant feeding.

We offer a variety of services and programs to help new mothers in Horry,Georgetown and Williamsburg counties better understand the benefits of breastfeeding their baby, answer questions, and provide support. These breastfeeding services are provided as part of the Women's, Infants, and Children's Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC). For more information about WIC in Region 6, visit our web site.

WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors at Region 6 Public Health Clinics
We have trained, experienced breastfeeding peer counselors who are eager to assist and support moms, expectant moms and their loved ones with any questions or concerns that they may have about breastfeeding.

Call any of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for help with problems, questions, or other concerns. They also offer education and support to pregnant and breastfeeding moms.  Our Peer Counselors are also on call nights and weekends if you have an urgent need or question that needs immediate attention.

Conway area
(843) 333-9762

Georgetown County
(843) 902-6192

Little River area
(843) 904-3422

Loris Area
(843) 902-6193

Myrtle Beach area
(843) 333-9759

Surfside area
(843) 340-4592

Williamsburg County
(843) 907-1261

Breastfeeding Pump Program
Breast pumps are given to eligible mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. We have three types of pumps available to mothers; they include a manual, single electric, and double electric. We also loan hospital-grade breast pumps to Moms with premature babies or moms who have special circumstances that may require the use of a hospital grade pump.

Call any of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors for assistance with this program.

We're WIC and we're here for youBreastfeeding Classes
Our public health clinics offer classes each month to teach clients how to breastfeed, why breastfeeding is beneficial to mother and baby, and what to expect in the hospital.

You are invited to join us for classes. Bring your Support Person. Toddlers are welcome and Dads are encouraged to attend. Call one of our Breastfeeding Peer Counselors to register for a class.

Class Location

Class Days

Class Times

Myrtle Beach Department of Health

1st Friday

1 pm – 2 pm

Horry County Department of Health Conway

Last Friday

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Loris Department of Health

2nd Monday

1pm – 2 pm

Georgetown Department of Health

2nd Friday

1pm – 2 pm

Williamsburg Department of Health

3rd Thursday

10 am – 11 am

South Strand Department of Health

1st Friday

1 pm – 2 pm

Stephen's Crossroads Department of Health

3rd Thursday

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm