When your baby is 6 months old, WIC will begin providing baby food, fruits, vegetables and cereal. For fully breastfed infants 6 – 12 months old, baby food meats are added.
When do babies get juice on WIC?
A: The recommendation to wait until 7 months to introduce juice in a cup has not changed. The only change is that WIC will no longer offer infant juice, since the baby food fruits and vegetables will provide more nutrients than juice.
What is WIC baby food?
WIC is the acronym for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It is a federally-funded program that targets the health and nutrition needs of pregnant and postpartum women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of 5.
Does WIC pay for baby formula?
WIC recognizes and promotes breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. For women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition.
When does WIC stop formula?
Only mothers who choose the Fully or Mostly Breastfeeding Packages will receive WIC foods for one full year. Moms who breastfeed some or fully formula feed will receive a food package until the baby is 6 months old.
Does WIC cover baby cereal?
However, state agencies do not have to authorize all foods that meet WIC-eligibility requirements.
|Breakfast Cereal||Fruits & Vegetables|
|Infant Cereal||Canned Fish|
|Infant Food Fruits & Vegetables||Whole Wheat Bread and Other Whole Grains|
|Infant Food Meat||Juice|
What formula is closest to breastmilk?
Enfamil Enspire is our closest formula to breast milk. It is the first and only baby formula with MFGM and Lactoferrin* ? two components also found in breast milk that help support your baby’s mental development and immune system.
Will WIC change my formula?
Do I have to change formulas? Yes, you will have to change formulas. WIC will help you meet the needs of your baby. We believe your baby will continue to do well on Similac Soy Isomil and this formula will meet your baby’s needs.