Every WIC parent has a special story to tell. Here’s Ana’s and Sandra’s inspiring story.
Lucky! Ana Hernandez feels like the luckiest woman in the world. She has a loving and supportive husband, a delightful 11-year-old son named Aaron, an adorable 1-year-old daughter named Zoe—and Sandra.
Sandra Reynoso is the breastfeeding peer counselor at Ana’s WIC center. And during Ana’s and Zoe’s first year as mother and daughter, Sandra made all the difference.
Determined! “I started going to WIC as soon as I got pregnant. I was very determined to breastfeed her, to give her my own milk.”
But the day Zoe was born, breastfeeding didn’t go the way she expected. “It was very painful,” Ana said. “I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t even sure I would ever be able to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding is not usually painful. But Ana’s experience was different.