Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Our office is welcoming clients back to the clinic for some in-person services, while also continuing to offer remote services.
How to reach Washtenaw County WIC staff:
Clients who are already enrolled in WIC will have their benefits automatically renewed.
Please see important COVID-19 information for WIC families.
See the updated WIC Food Guide:
From October 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021, WIC will increase cash value benefit amounts for fruits and vegetables! (Please note, the increase does not apply to infants.) New amounts will be:
$24 for children
$43 for pregnant and postpartum women
$47 for fully and partially breastfeeding women
WIC provides healthy foods for pregnant women and kids up to five years old. 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).
Beginning November 2021, WIC will be transitioning from Enfamil to Similac infant formula.
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.
- Infant and toddler feeding
- Prenatal weight gain
- Anemia or iron deficiency
- Child growth and development and other nutrition related health issues
To access nutrition education online, go to the WIC Health website.
High Risk Nutrition Counseling
Registered Dietitians provide individualized high risk nutrition counseling for participants with special medical conditions or nutrition-related health issues.
Health Care Referrals
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.