A Peer Counselor must communicate routinely with women enrolled in the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (BFPC) Program. The Peer Counselor Contact Calculator was created as a quick reference to know when the required and recommended contacts are due for prenatal and postpartum WIC participants.

For more information, see the contact frequency requirements in Chapter 9: Breastfeeding Program Management, Section 6: Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program from the WIC Program Manual.

How to Use the Calculator

  1. To calculate the required and recommended prenatal contacts, enter the "Date BFPC Letter of Agreement Signed (optional)" and "Estimated Due Date" dates in a MM/DD/YYYY format and click Calculate. For postpartum contacts, enter the "Actual Date of Delivery" in a MM/DD/YYYY format and click Calculate in the Postpartum Contacts section.
  2. If a WIC participant enrolls in the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program postpartum, the field "Date BFPC Letter of Agreement Signed" becomes an optional field to receive the results.

Prenatal Contacts

 
 

2. Results: Required and Recommended Contact Dates

Prenatal Contacts

Required Contacts Recommended Contacts
Initial Prenatal contact due by: Best practice is to contact monthly between initial prenatal contact until 37 weeks.
Second Prenatal contact due two weeks prior to expected due date: Prenatal 39 week contact recommended by:
Prenatal 40 week contact recommended by:
  Prenatal 41 week contact recommended by:
Prenatal 42 week contact recommended by:

Postpartum Contacts

 
Required Contacts Recommended Contacts
Week 1 - two (2) contacts required between: Month 2 or 8 week contact recommended by:
Month 3 or 12 week contact recommended by:
Week 2 contact due by: Month 4 contact recommended by:
Week 3 contact due by: Month 5 contact recommended by:
Week 4 contact due by: Month 6 contact recommended by:
Required Contacts
Week 1 - two (2) contacts required between:
Week 2 contact due by:
Week 3 contact due by:
Week 4 contact due by:
Recommended Contacts
Month 2 or 8 week contact recommended by:
Month 3 or 12 week contact recommended by:
Month 4 contact recommended by:
Month 5 contact recommended by:
Month 6 contact recommended by:

Notes:

» Missed contact dates due to an unknown early delivery should be documented in Crossroads.

» Two (2) documented attempts are required to count as a contact if the participant cannot be reached.

 

This tool is not a tracker and does not have the capability to retain any personal information.


Last Modified: March 21, 2022