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Does WIC cover Soy Milk???

My Daughter is 1 year old, she has been on a Alimentum since she was 3months old. I had her WIC changed over Today and the put her on Whole Milk... Well I gave our Daughter some Whole Milk & fed her for Lunch, then she woke up from her nap screaming. Her tummy was killing her. The Doctor told me to keep her on Alimentum for 3 more months. Will WIC cover that?? Then, the Doctor is going to put her on Soy.. I'm not sure if that is covered also.

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Asked by marcnsarah at 5:48 PM on Jun. 30, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I want to say no, but I don't know if every state is different. But I'm pretty sure no.

    Answer by LucasMama08 at 5:52 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • If you get a note from your doctor saying that is what she needs, then yes, they will cover it.

    Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 5:53 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • No they dont cover it. my son uses soy milk and I have a doctors note and they just let me have the milk.

    Answer by Lisse_2006 at 6:04 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • Yes! with a 'prescription' from the Doctor. Well, in my state/county anyway. I now see where the above poster doesn't get it...That's odd it seems like since the whole point of WIC is for a child to get the nutrition they need they would cover WHAT they need. What is the point of giving a child who is allergic to milk, milk?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:29 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • It depends. You have to ask at your WIC office. It does vary from place to place.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:06 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • It varies by state.
    Here is a great article on plant based calcium:

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:44 PM on Jun. 30, 2009

  • I live in Florida and I believe they do. I think they all should if you ask me. It's not the kids fault for not being able to have regular milk. They still deserve nutrition.

    Answer by IheartWyatt09 at 12:16 AM on Jul. 1, 2009

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