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WIC?

Why is it that WIC drops you from 10 cans of formula to 8 after a certain time? My son is 7 months and I got my vouchers and went and bought the stuff off of it Says you can only get 8 cans of formula but 9 jars of food and 2 boxes of cereal. I don't know what its like in other states but I live in OK and was curious why if anyone knew?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Aug. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • the older they get the less amount they need if im not wrong...
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 8:31 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Because the baby should slowly be moving towards baby foods... Ultimately - your baby should be off formula by the time their one - unless a pediatrician suggests you finish them off or feed them on the side for extra calories.
    K_Sawyer

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 8:32 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • b/c as you child gets older his main source of nutrition should be switching from Formula/breast milk to "regular" food. So since he/she is getting more solids they should be drinking less formula.
    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 8:32 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • that doesn't make any sense. Why is breastfeeding recommended for a minimum of two years and not formula?
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:33 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • wow mine never dropped, and i think we got like 12 a month. as for baby food, that actually just started this past May, AFTER i had already started dd on table food. i didn't even get baby food from WIC with my son who is only one year older. we got tons of baby food though, so much that i just ended up buying the most applesauce so i could give that too my toddler for snacks.

    but to answer your question it's probly because they should be eating food by now which should fill them up so they don't each as much of a bottle as they used to. both my kids would eat 3 bottles a day at about 9 months, one with breakfast, which was about 6oz, 6oz with lunch, and then 8oz at dinner. sometimes they didn't even drink all the bottle, just enough to finish filling them up and wash their food down.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:34 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • We get are delieved once a week and we got 10 cans of formula for the month until there one then you get a jar of peanut butter, two boxes of cereal, 6 1/2 gallons of milk, 2 gallons of juice, 3 doz eggs, 2 lbs of cheese 6 can of beans or some kind of veggies.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 8:35 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • that doesn't make any sense. Why is breastfeeding recommended for a minimum of two years and not formula?

    well you can keep them on formula, but they have the next step formula for that. as for the breastmilk, just because they're still breastfeeding doesn't mean they're taking in as much as they did when they were a baby. they still eat food and wash it down so to speak with the breastmilk.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Oh and baby cereal from 6 months until there a year old also and juice starts at 6 months also.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 8:37 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • We get are delieved once a week and we got 10 cans of formula for the month until there one then you get a jar of peanut butter, two boxes of cereal, 6 1/2 gallons of milk, 2 gallons of juice, 3 doz eggs, 2 lbs of cheese 6 can of beans or some kind of veggies.

    61/2 gallons of milk? a month? wow, i don't get that! but at the same time i wouldn't know what to do with it! lol. we get like 3 a month and that's just enough for us. we do get more cereal though. we're allowed to get 36oz of cereal. they just started beans, fruits or veggies in May.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

  • Oh and baby cereal from 6 months until there a year old also and juice starts at 6 months also.

    yeah they start that at 6 months here also. but they also just started giving baby food, and i mean ALOT of it lol. good thing too, that stuff is expensive!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Aug. 15, 2009

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