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Women and children may receive:
Women who are breastfeeding exclusively may also receive tuna fish or pink salmon, as well as extra calcium rich foods, juice, and protein rich options. Newborns who are not breastfeeding receive formula and, starting at 6 months of age, will receive infant cereal and infant baby food.
The Health Department offers WIC-certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), counselors (CLC), and breastfeeding peer counselors (BFPC) on staff who are available to provide breastfeeding support. WIC has a dedicated place to breastfeed your infant and can assist you in getting your own breast pump.
Bring the following to your first WIC appointment:
Appointment times vary. Please allow one-to-two hours, depending on the size of your family. You may bring a beverage and snack from home.
After reviewing your health, medical, and nutrition history, a dietitian, nutritionist or public health nurse will share health and nutrition information and answer your questions. You will receive up to three-months of food benefits.
You will get a list of WIC food vendors that accept EBT card, a shopping list and a WIC food list.
WIC can replace your EBT card. Please use your BNFT app to lock benefits and notify your local WIC office.
WIC follows the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, which recommend infants start solid foods at 6 months of age.