Meet Your WIC Breastfeeding Counselor: Amber Tinsley Posted: December 17, 2020 Updated: December 18, 2020

OLHSA WIC has four breastfeeding peer counselors that serve our five WIC clinic locations. Get to know our peer counselors! These women are passionate about what they do. Don't hesitate to contact our WIC office with your breastfeeding questions or concerns, they are happy to help! 877-526-2438

Name: Amber Tinsley

Clinic/clinics served: Pontiac

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I love coaching high school sports, (Basketball, Volleyball, and Track). I am always at the pool watching my son swim, which he amazes me at how well he does in the short amount of time he has been competing. I love to travel to show different places to my son. We LOVE to cruise!!!

What is your favorite hobby? I love watching my son, Aaron, compete in swimming, baseball, basketball, and soccer.

What is your favorite color? I really don’t have one but I love fall neutral colors.

What is your favorite TV show? A Different World

What is one word to describe you? Free-Spirit

Tell us a little about your personal breastfeeding experience(s): I did breastfeed my son for just shy of 3 years. I was lucky that we got off to a great start, but had one minor challenge that we overcame

with support.

What is your favorite part about being a breastfeeding peer counselor? I like bonding with my moms and their kids to let them know that I’m here for them.

What is one thing you would like everyone to know about breastfeeding? Not only is breastfeeding great for baby, I would never trade the bonding time that I spent with my baby!!

Do you have any words of wisdom for the moms, grandparents, friends, etc. reading this post? Educate, support, and love!!! Mom is doing what is best for her baby!!