WIC provides healthy foods for kids up to five years old and pregnant women. WIC also offers nutrition education and breastfeeding support. Over half of all babies born in Washtenaw County participate in WIC!
WIC is for families with low or moderate incomes. View the income guidelines (PDF).
WIC food packages provide foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk.
To access nutrition education online, go to the WIC Health website.
Registered Dietitians provide individualized high risk nutrition counseling for participants with special medical conditions or nutrition-related health issues.
Referrals for immunizations, substance abuse counseling and treatment, prenatal care, smoking cessation, lead screening, the Healthy Kids / MI Child program and more.
Breastfeeding should continue and be supported during the COVID-19 epidemic. A breastfeeding warmline is available to assist all pregnant and breastfeeding families during this time. You can use this warmline even if you are not a WIC client!
Call (833) MIWICBF / (833) 649-4223
Available 7 days/week
8 am-8 pm
From the World Health Organization (WHO): “Breastfeeding protects against morbidity and death in the post-neonatal period and throughout infancy and childhood. The protective effect is particularly strong against infectious diseases that are prevented through both direct transfer of antibodies and other anti-infective factors and long-lasting transfer of immunological competence and memory.”
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Breast milk provides protection against many illnesses. There are rare exceptions when breastfeeding or feeding expressed breast milk is not recommended.”
The LaLeche League has an important resource on breastfeeding during this COVID-19 Pandemic crisis.
Find more information about breastfeeding on our Breastfeeding Education and Support page.