Why partner with WIC?
Studies show pregnant women who participate in WIC have fewer premature births, fewer low birth weight babies, experience fewer fetal and infant deaths, seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy, and consume more key nutrients like iron, protein, calcium, and Vitamins A and C.
WIC offers providers:
- Breastfeeding training.
- Patient education materials.
- Access to help and services from local WIC agency clinic staff.
A child’s nutrition ideally starts with breastfeeding, which is why all WIC staff are required to have breastfeeding education to help women reach their breastfeeding goals. WIC has International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and registered dietitians (RDs) on staff to support health care providers and patients every step of the way.
WIC provides consistent evidence-based breastfeeding support to women. Pregnant women, women who have had a baby in the past six months and women who are breastfeeding a baby under one year of age are eligible for WIC services.
WIC provides your patients:
- Breastfeeding support and education, including breast pumps.
- Nutrition education and services.
- Personalized food packages.
- Connection to health care and social services.
- Services up to the child’s fifth birthday.