What Does WIC Provide?
COVID-19 Crisis UPDATE:
The Macomb County WIC program is still operating! However, all of our offices are closed for face-to-face services, and we are providing screening and benefit services over the phone. If you have a scheduled appointment, we will be contacting you by phone at your scheduled date and time. Call 586-469-5471 for WIC questions or 586-469-6062 for breastfeeding questions
Most people think WIC simply provides food, but we can help with a lot more. We can help you learn how to breastfeed and how to feed your children in healthy ways that will benefit them for a lifetime. We can help with your child's immunizations. We can help you find health insurance, a doctor or dentist, child care and preschool, housing, transportation, car seat safety information, and so much more. We try to keep up-to-date on just about every resource in the community.
What Types of Foods Does WIC Provide?
Foods for Infants (Birth-12 Months)
The WIC Program strongly encourages and provides support for breastfeeding. For babies who are not fully breastfed, iron-fortified infant formula is available for the first year of life. The Michigan WIC program contracts with one formula company to provide formula at a reduced price. Standard infant formulas available from the Michigan WIC program are: Similac Advance, Similac Sensitive, Similac Soy Isomil, Similac Spit-up, and Similac Total Comfort.
Infants with a specific medical diagnosis and documentation may receive a special formula prescribed by their doctor. Click here for a list of special formulas available from the Michigan WIC program.
At six months, infants may also receive infant cereal and infant fruits and vegetables. Infants that are fully breastfed may also receive infant meats.
Foods for Women and Children
Pregnant and postpartum women and children (under 5 years of age) participating in WIC receive food benefits for milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, peanut butter or dried/canned beans or peas, fruit or vegetable juices, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains. Women who exclusively breastfeed their babies may also receive extra food, including canned tuna fish and canned salmon.
Special formulas or nutritional supplements are also available to participating women and children who have certain medical conditions.
See the complete WIC food list here:
If your doctor thinks your or your child requires a special formula or special diet, have the doctor complete this form. Bring this form to the WIC office or have the doctor fax it to: (586) 783-0965.
How Much Food Does WIC Provide?