Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

WIC Breastfeeding Support

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommends that infants be fed only breast milk for the first 6 months of life, with continued breastfeeding for 1 year or longer as complementary foods are gradually introduced.  The AAP recognizes that breast feeding and breast milk benefits the health of the mother and baby and is the ideal food for infant growth and development. 

Butte County WIC offers classes that teach women about breastfeeding and baby behaviors while they are pregnant, and provides support groups for women who are breastfeeding.  We also can schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant for help with breastfeeding or milk supply.


Learn more about breastfeeding: Your Guide to Breastfeeding

Services we provide at WIC:

  • One to one assistance for WIC mothers
  • Telephone support
  • Assistance and referrals to lactation consultants (IBCLC)
  • Breast pump loan program 
  • Weekly breastfeeding support groups for moms and babies 

Phone (530) 891-2767 - Chico & Paradise
Phone (530) 538-7455 - Oroville & Gridley Toll Free: 1 866-416-9942

Fax: Chico/Paradise: (530) 895-6544 and Oroville/Gridley: (530) 538-2092

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Butte County WIC

WIC - Chico
Phone: 530.891.2767
Fax: 530.895.6544

WIC - Oroville 
Phone: 530.538.7455
Fax: 530.538.2092

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Butte County WIC

WIC - Chico
2491 Carmichael Drive,
Suite 400
Chico, CA 95928

WIC - Oroville
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.538.7581

Cathy A. Raevsky, Director
Andy Miller, M.D., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team