They gave me WIC checks for my baby boy's formula about three months ago. Everything was fine until this month when I looked at the checks and saw that this month (he just turned 6 months old) they cut him from 31 cans a month concentrate to only 12. That's less than half the amount he was getting before.
They gave him the baby food too, but I don't think he should be eating so much baby food that he will now only have enough formula to have ONE bottle a day. He eats 7 ounces per bottle. :(
The cans have 13 ounces, then you add 13 ounces of water. That is 312 ounces per month now divided by 30 days is like 1 1/2 bottles a day. I understand cutting SOME of the cost by not providing all of the formula for me.... but that is a BIG DRASTIC cut. :(
*And please no WIC bashing or bashing me because I can' afford the formula. I didn't have kids to feed off the government. I was on birth control and STILL got pregnant.*
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 10:20 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
It sucks that they do this, but keep in mind that WIC is supplemental. They are not SUPPOSED to give you enough formula for the entire month. I would definitely speak to them and make sure it's not an error, but in the end, I see you having to purchase some formula.
Answer by Krysta622 at 9:29 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by gabby06 at 9:31 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
WIC is only supposed to be a supplement, sweetie. And at 6 months your baby should start eating baby food and other solids.
Answer by nicole_Evans at 9:54 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by kjbennett26 at 9:27 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by Krysta622 at 9:30 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by kaylan010 at 9:34 AM on Sep. 25, 2010
Answer by MTM at 9:55 AM on Sep. 25, 2010