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How WIC Can Help with Breastfeeding

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that also provides breastfeeding information, support, and assistance. In addition, WIC offers a positive clinic environment that supports breastfeeding.

WIC mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their infants, unless medically contraindicated.

  • WIC mothers choosing to breastfeed are provided information through counseling and breastfeeding educational materials.
  • Breastfeeding mothers receive follow-up support through breastfeeding peer counselors.
  • Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers.
  • Multi-user electric and single-use electric breast pumps are available to breastfeeding mothers along with supplies to help with the continuation of breastfeeding.
  • Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their infants receive an enhanced food package.​

The quantities of food you can get depend on whether you will be exclusively or partially breastfeeding. The breastfeeding infants' package includes 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.

Additional Free Breastfeeding Educational Materials

To receive a free copy of the materials below, just ask your breastfeeding coordinator;

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