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Posted on: June 21, 2021

La Fábrica de Leche: WIC’s new breastfeeding educational initiative for Spanish-speaking mothers

mom with small baby

 By Anjani Raja, UM Student Intern | Traducción disponible en español más abajo

Washtenaw County WIC is beginning a new initiative to educate Spanish-speaking mothers on the importance of breastfeeding while provid...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: May 11, 2021

WIC Celebrates Ramadan

Ramadan 2021

Maintaining adequate nutrition is difficult for all mothers when they are pregnant or breastfeeding, but especially so for Muslim moms who may be fasting during the month of Ramadan. Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of I...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Group Lowering Disparities

Black mother with baby on chest

A breastfeeding support group for black mothers was created by Washtenaw County WIC in 2018 with the goal of lowering the racial disparity in breastfeeding rates.

“Being able to meet up with other mothers of color, other mothers who look like me,...

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Washtenaw County WIC Health Department - Spotlight on Health
Posted on: July 28, 2021

New CDC recommendations on masking

Delta Variant 1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance on masking, primarily because of the impact of the Delta variant. 
  • In areas with high transmission, EVERYONE should mask indoors
  • CDC is also recommending universa...
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Health Department - News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

New CDC recommendations on masking

Delta Variant 1

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance on masking, primarily because of the impact of the Delta variant. 
  • In areas with high transmission, EVERYONE should mask indoors
  • CDC is also recommending universa...
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