Tag Archives: WIC

Science You Can Use: Moms in “First Food Deserts” are hard pressed to breastfeed

Have you heard the term “food desert?” It means an area where people have little or no access to grocery stores that offer fresh and affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet.  The food that is for sale in … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Let’s give thanks for this year’s Booby Trap-busting developments

This is the 62nd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You might think that writing each week about Booby Traps would make one feel pretty discouraged. But I’m … Continue reading

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Did changes in WIC packages make you choose exclusive breastfeeding? A new study investigates.

Did you know that over half of American infants receive support from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program each year, at over 9,000 clinic locations?  That the program is the largest purchaser of infant formula in the U.S.?  That … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Can teen moms beat the breastfeeding odds?

This is the 31st post in a series on Booby Traps™, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For the last few weeks I’ve been writing about Booby Traps™ related to culture and race.  One of you … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Moms like me

This is the 30th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. In the last two posts I’ve written about Booby Traps™ related to race and culture in the hospital.  I thought … Continue reading

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To Out-Foxx Proposal to Cut WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, Cut the WORD “Support”!

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced an amendment to a House spending bill that would eliminate funding for a peer counseling and support program for low-income women who want to breastfeed.  The peer counselor program is run through WIC, the Special … Continue reading

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