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Breastfeeding moms can get extra WIC benefits = Las mamás que dan solamente pecho reciben beneficios adicionales de WIC! by

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Published by Oregon Dept. of Human Services in [Salem, Or.] .
Written in English


  • Mothers -- Oregon -- Nutrition.,
  • Breast feeding -- Oregon.

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Other titlesMamás que dan solamente pecho reciben beneficios adicionales de WIC.
ContributionsOregon. WIC Program.
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Open LibraryOL16049956M

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Breastfeeding mothers are eligible to participate in WIC longer than non-breastfeeding mothers. Breastfeeding mothers can receive breast pumps and other supplies to help with the initiation and continuation of breastfeeding. Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their . WIC Staff can learn more about how they can promote and support breastfeeding via the training modules and resources for Grow and Glow in WIC and Peer Counseling Training for WIC Managers. To further help your WIC moms meet their breastfeeding goals, encourage them to visit the mobile-friendly WIC Breastfeeding Support site for more information. Whether a WIC mom is learning about breastfeeding, starting to breastfeed, overcoming challenges, or thriving, WIC Breastfeeding Support has the information, resources and support to help moms meet their breastfeeding goals. It also contains many downloadable resources and materials for WIC State and local agencies to share with participants. WIC serves lower-income pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age 5 who have health or nutrition risks. Many working families are part of WIC. You must meet four criteria to be eligible for WIC: Live in Wisconsin. Be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother, be an infant up to age one, or be a child up to age 5.

Breastfeeding Is a Priority in the WIC Program WIC mothers are strongly encouraged to breastfeed their infants unless there is a medical reason not to. All WIC staff are trained to promote breastfeeding and provide the necessary support new breastfeeding mothers and infants need for success.   Pregnant and Partially (Mostly) Breastfeeding (up to 1 year postpartum) Food Package VI: Postpartum (up to 6 months postpartum) Food Package VII: Fully Breastfeeding (up to 1 year post-partum) Juice, single strength. fl oz. fl oz. 96 fl oz. fl oz. Milk 2. 16 qt. 22 qt. 16 qt. 24 qt. Breakfast cereal 3. 36 oz. 36 oz. 36 oz. 36 oz. And part of their mission is to encourage as many mothers as possible to breastfeed, therefore WIC offers incentives to breastfeeding moms. First of all, moms who breastfeed are eligible for food packages for 12 months after the baby is born, while formula feeding moms only get six months.   Expectant moms can access WIC assistance right from the start of pregnancy through offices across the state, along with an office at Milwaukee’s Aurora Sinai Medical Center. A program called Coffective is a statewide WIC and hospital initiative that can help expectant moms get ready for baby.

  Breastfeeding benefits the whole family when it comes to the pocketbook. Breastfeeding offers significant savings compared to formula feeding. There is the cost of keeping mom well-nourished and well-fed, but a few extra fruits and vegetables are much more affordable than frequently purchasing formula. Pregnant women can stay on WIC for the length of their pregnancy. Breastfeeding mothers may continue to receive WIC benefits until their baby's first birthday. A breastfeeding mother's nutrition and health needs are reviewed 6 to 9 months after delivery. • Breastfeeding is a gift that only you can give to your baby. • Breast milk is superior to formula. • Breast milk and breastfeeding provides many health benefits for mothers and babies. • Mothers and babies benefit the most when breast milk is the only food or liquid given to babies for the first six months (exclusive breastfeeding).   Breastfeeding is Good For Mom. Breastfeeding has many benefits for mom, too. Breastfeeding: Burns up to calories a day, so it can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster. Lowers your risk of arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Releases hormones that help you feel calmer.