WIC - Women, Infants and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. WIC helps pregnant women learn about nutritious foods for a healthy pregnancy and birth. WIC promotes breastfeeding and has lactation specialists to support new moms. WIC provides nutritious foods to women and their young children, so they are healthy, happy and ready to learn.
WIC staff provide information about nutrition during pregnancy and about feeding babies and young children. WIC provides a variety of healthy foods including baby foods, fruits & vegetables, milk, eggs and whole grain foods and provides information and referrals to other health and community services.
You may be eligible for WIC if you are a woman who is pregnant or has been pregnant in the last six months or have an infant or child under the age of 5 years old. Additional information including eligibility guidelines can be found at the MDH WIC website.
Pregnant women, parents, guardians and foster parents can apply.
Pillager - Pillager Family Center
Pine River - Pine River-Backus Family Center
Remer - Northland Family Center
Walker - Health, Human and Veterans Services
Nutrition Education Resources
WIC Clinic Forms
“Breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day. The reality is that almost all women can breastfeed, have enough milk for their babies and learn how to overcome problems both large and small. It is almost always simply a matter of practical knowledge and not a question of good luck.”
-La Leche League
Breastfeeding is a unique experience for every mom and child, and most moms have lots of questions. Click here to get the info to make breastfeeding successful: https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/breastfeeding-basics #WICbreastfeeding #BreastfeedingMoms #BreastfeedingTips
The idea of breastfeeding in public may make you nervous. But in most states, it’s your legal right to breastfeed wherever and whenever your baby is hungry and it’s possible to feed discreetly in public. Learn about breastfeeding in public with confidence here: https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/breastfeeding-confidence #WICbreastfeeding #BreastfeedingMoms #MomMotivation