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BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT The WIC program serves pregnant

Every pregnant woman enrolled in

and breastfeeding women, infants,

WIC receives information regarding

and children up to age five. Each

the benefits of breastfeeding. Peer

participant is counseled by a

counselors are assigned to women

registered dietitian, or other trained

who express an interest in ongoing

nutrition staff, and provided an

support. Counselors remain with

electronic benefits transfer (EBT)

these women throughout pregnancy

card to purchase prescribed healthy

and during the first few months

foods. Foods are selected based

following birth. Breast pumps are

on individual needs and include

loaned to nursing mothers who

milk, cheese, juice, eggs, fruits and

return to work or school, or have

vegetables, whole grain breads

an infant in the hospital. Staff also

and pasta, brown rice, yogurt, and

work with businesses and child

baby food and infant formula.

care centers on how to develop

Participants may use the EBT cards

breastfeeding-friendly policies and

at local participating grocery stores

support nursing women in their

and farmer’s markets.

organizations.

9,357

AVERAGE WIC ENROLLMENT

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3,830 488 23

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BREASTFEEDING WOMEN COUNSELED AT WIC CLINIC BREAST PUMPS PROVIDED FOR AT LEAST ONE MONTH BREASTFEEDING CLASSES INSTRUCTED

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