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WIC – Women, Infants & Children

Women, Infants & Children

574.647.2100 or 574.647.2175

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children eat well and stay healthy.

WIC provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and health care referrals for income-eligible women who are pregnant or postpartum, infants and children up to age 5. The program is nationally recognized for improving access to nutritious foods, promoting healthier eating habits and lifestyle choices.

The WIC clinic also offers comprehensive breastfeeding assistance to new moms. Including online breastfeeding counseling for current SJC WIC clients. With Beacon Connected Care, you can see a lactation consultant face-to-face for help on common breastfeeding concerns, including: latching, breast pain due to feeding issues, questions about milk supply, pumping or going back to work or school, and other issues. Talk to your peer counselor for more information and to receive your service key to access the online counseling. Counselors are available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm (by appointment or on demand).

After the baby is born, WIC offers Weight-Check-Wednesdays so breastfeeding moms can make sure their babies have appropriate weight gain.

For more information about WIC, click here for WIC clinic information in your area, use one of the links below: