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WIC

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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Hey ladies. I'm about 2 months pregnant with my first baby and someone just suggested that I get on WIC to help us out for a little while. I was brought up in a house where you were taught not to take govt assistance unless you really needed to. I mean, we kind of do, but DF also makes decent-Ish money. It would be less money we had to spend on food and more we could spend on the baby and rent. I don't know. I'm just on the fence about it. I guess it's a pride thing. Did you have/do you have WIC? Do you regret having it/not having it? I just don't feel right going on WIC but I need to do what's best for my family.

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Lol this is a featured post! Cool! When I posted this it seemed to have slipped my mind that WIC not only helps nutrition wise, but they offering breast feeding help! Since I'm a first time mom ill definitely need that help. Thank you for your H&S ladies!
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monkeybelle83
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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I'm on wic. I'm looking forward to having the extra breast feeding support
Beenhereforever
by Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM
I am on wic. I think it's a great program. I live nursing my baby and they are really good on educating women. If you meet the income requirement I see no reason not to get it.
ktcat217
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Oh, okay! I forgot about the counseling services :) That's also a really good advantage then. It's just hard for me to swallow my pride, but like I said, gotta do what's best for my baby.


Quoting monkeybelle83:

I'm on wic. I'm looking forward to having the extra breast feeding support

ktcat217
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:39 PM
Glad to hear it a good program :) thanks a bunch for the insight!


Quoting Beenhereforever:

I am on wic. I think it's a great program. I live nursing my baby and they are really good on educating women. If you meet the income requirement I see no reason not to get it.

littlecheifsmom
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:39 PM
Wic has saved out butts many times. The bfing support I got from him that was correct information. & gave me a hospital grade pump new & free so I can provide bm when my son was having heart surgery. & the bby food helped so much. They really support bfing in our case.
1st_time_mom789
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I was on WIC for two years. All during my pregnancy and then a year after DD was born. We were young first time parents and while DF and I worked, it wasn't enough. WIC helped us so much. Now we are doing so much better financially and don't have a need to be on WIC anymore. However, I do not regret one but having the extra help. It was the greatest decision I made. 

GoddessNDaRuff
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM
WIC annoyed me. But when I was pregnant with my first I really appreciated it afterwards it was just a pain in the ass. They always try to act like they know better than your doctor and your pediatrician so be careful with that aspect of getting it.
Beenhereforever
by Member on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:45 PM
I know alot of women who dot care whether baby gets formula or breast milk will say they don't like wic.. But I have nursed all 4 of my kids. 2 years each. That's a long time .. They have given me breast pumps just in case I wanted to return to work breast feeding incentive program , they now give fruit and veggies voucher, milk eggs cheese tuna whole wheat bread juice cereal for you to start. Plus the le leche Leuge is awesome support.
ktcat217
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM
That's so good. I'm really big on breast feeding so it sounds like I'd be dumb not to use WIC.


Quoting littlecheifsmom:

Wic has saved out butts many times. The bfing support I got from him that was correct information. & gave me a hospital grade pump new & free so I can provide bm when my son was having heart surgery. & the bby food helped so much. They really support bfing in our case.

ktcat217
by on Apr. 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM
Good :) Then I feel way better. It can't hurt to use it!


Quoting 1st_time_mom789:

I was on WIC for two years. All during my pregnancy and then a year after DD was born. We were young first time parents and while DF and I worked, it wasn't enough. WIC helped us so much. Now we are doing so much better financially and don't have a need to be on WIC anymore. However, I do not regret one but having the extra help. It was the greatest decision I made. 


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