WIC Helps Moms & Babies with Breastfeeding
What Do I feed my baby?
Choosing how to feed your baby is one of the most important decisions you make as a new parent. Breastfeeding is a gift that only you can give to your baby. You will provide a healthy start for your baby's life.
WIC helps moms and babies with breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding is the most natural, healthy, and loving gift a mother can give to her baby. Mother's milk has everything a baby needs to grow and stay healthy.
- WIC provides answers to breastfeeding questions. Breastfeeding help is available at your local WIC clinic or in your home from a breastfeeding peer counselor.
- WIC helps Moms to continue to breastfeed when moms go back to work or school. Breastfeeding mothers can even receive a FREE breast pump to use from WIC!
WIC Moms who are breastfeeding can receive a food package for up to one year.
Each month, a fully breastfeeding mother can receive:
4 ½ gallons milk
3 pounds cheese
2 dozen eggs
3 cans juice
36 ounces cereal
18 ounces of peanut butter
6 cans tuna or salmon
$10.00 fresh fruits and vegetables
16 ounces of dry beans or peas
Even Moms who breastfeed only part time can receive:
At 6 months, a baby's food package contains:
- 24 ounces of infant cereal
- 32 jars of infant fruits or vegetables