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WIC is a public health nutrition program for women, infants and children. We help families get healthy foods they need for good growth and development.

Services

  • Nutrition education classes
  • Breastfeeding promotion and support
  • Breast pumps (in certain circumstances)
  • Monthly vouchers for certain healthy foods
  • Information and referral about other health programs and social services

How WIC helps

  • Women on the WIC program eat better, have healthier babies and receive earlier prenatal care.
  • Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.
  • Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and vitamin C, visit their doctors more regularly and receive their shots on time.

How long you can get WIC

  • Pregnant women can get WIC throughout pregnancy, plus 2 months after delivery.
  • Breastfeeding women can get WIC for up to 1 year after delivery.
  • Women who have just given birth but are not breastfeeding can get WIC until 6 months after delivery.
  • Children are evaluated every 6 months for continued eligibility and can get WIC until 5 years of age.