WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that also provides breastfeeding information, support and assistance; educational materials; and a positive clinic environment that endorses breastfeeding.
The WIC food package includes: a choice of 1 pound of whole wheat bread, tortillas or brown rice; and cash value voucher for fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables and canned tuna or salmon.
The quantities of food you can get depend on whether you will be exclusively or partially breastfeeding. Breastfeeding infants’ package include jar baby fruits and vegetables at 6 months of age (and if exclusively breastfed, jar baby meats at 9 months of age).
To learn more about the WIC food packages for breastfeeding women and their babies, read these fliers:
If you need assistance with breastfeeding or have general WIC questions, please contact your local public health department and ask for a breastfeeding coordinator.
To receive a free copy of the materials below, just ask your breastfeeding coordinator;