Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

NCDHHS Shares Recommendations for Families During Infant Formula Shortage NCDHHS

ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/2022/05/16/ncdhhs-shares-recommendations-families-during-infant-formula-shortage

Amidst the nationwide infant formula shortage, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is connecting families with resources and sharing recommendations to help navigate supply issues safely. NCDHHS is also broadening access to formula for families who use the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

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WIC Program 

The Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program offered through Hoke County Health Center designed to improve the health ofwomen, infants and children. 

WIC Provides 

  • Healthy foods at no cost 
  • Nutrition education 
  • Breastfeeding information and support 
  • Referrals for healthcare and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

Eligibility 

In order to be eligible you must be one of the following: 

  • A pregnant woman 
  • A breastfeeding woman whose baby is under 1 year old 
  • A woman who has recently delivered 
  • An infant or child under 5 years old

You must have a health risk factor based on: 

  • Height and weight measurements, 
  • Blood test for low iron, 
  • Health history, 
  • Diet history

Additionally, you must be financially eligible

  • Medicaid, SNAP, and Work First recipients are qualified automatically. 

Online WIC Application

Apply for WIC

Breastfeeding Services 

  • Private breastfeeding room for nursing mothers 
  • Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Services Program (Pregnant or breastfeeding participants who need individual assistance while breastfeeding their babies can join) 
  • Breast pump loans  (must meet program requirements)


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