Peer Breastfeeding Support Program


Freeborn County is pleased to offer the services of trained peer counselors for breastfeeding women in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.


Peer counselors help by:
  • Establishing a connection with the family
  • Filling the gap in services immediately after hospital discharge for seamless continuity of care
  • Helping mothers prevent and manage common concerns with breastfeeding
  • Linking moms to breastfeeding help beyond the usual 8:00 to 5:00 services
  • Providing ongoing encouragement to help each mother meet her breastfeeding goals
  • Serving as a model for breastfeeding


Peers will offer phone support, contact at the WIC clinic or a home visit by mom’s request. Peers will contact moms monthly during pregnancy, frequently during early days of breastfeeding and monthly as long as baby is breastfeeding.

Freeborn County currently has three peer counselors.

Contact Us

  1. Cindy Gaudian, RN

    Peer Breastfeeding Support Program Manager
    Email Cindy Gaudian

    Peer Breastfeeding Counselors

    Bethany Hamberg
    Mutha Khe
    Kim Wangsness

    411 S Broadway
    P O Box 1147
    Albert Lea MN 56007

    Phone: 507-377-5100
    Fax: 507-377-5272

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  1. Freeborn County  411 Broadway S., Albert Lea, MN 56007            Phone: 507-377-5299 

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