WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for low and moderate-income families; Expectant mothers, breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children under the age of five which will assist the at-risk in meeting their nutritional needs. This has been proven to provide positive affects on pregnancy outcome, child growth and development. Our WIC Sessions will consist of:
A minimum of 4 nutrition encounters that are offered each year for the WIC clients in your family.
Nutrition counseling sessions are given by a registered dietician for all clients determined to be at high-risk by the WIC Nutrition Specialist.
Nutritious food offered on a WIC EBT card.
Breastfeeding support is given to all women. We furnish 2 types of breast pumps that are free to all moms, which are the manual and electric breast pumps. We have an electric breast pump available as a loaner to those who need it, but it must be returned.
Iron-fortified infant formula for clients up to the infants first birthday.
Special infant and child formulas - if after an assessment by a WIC Nutrition Specialist or Registered Dietician show a nutritional need.
Hemoglobin testing on our pregnant, post-partum clients and children, along with education on how to increase low hemoglobin with nutrition.
Referral to other health and social service programs.
Moms and Babes Too, Inc. WIC program offer our clients the opportunity to register to vote.
For more information about WIC, click here: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_4910---,00.html
Pregnant women (during pregnancy and until 6 weeks after delivery or pregnancy ends).
Breastfeeding women until infants first birthday.
Non-breastfeeding post-partum women until 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends).
Infants (up to age 1).
Children (up to age 5).
WIC PAY SCALE
Please refer to www.fns.usda.gov/wic/wic-income-eligibility for completed guidelines and eligibility. Be sure to look at the website to clarify what your qualifications are.
PLEASE NOTE: Income guidelines change annually and run from July 1st – June 30th. For more information about WIC, click here: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_4910---,00.html.