The WIC Program can refer you to other important health services in your community. Here are a few:
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Initiative – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. FASDs are completely preventable if a woman does not drink alcohol during pregnancy. The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) provides education and advocacy on FASD issues and resources for people affected by FASD at www.nofas.org.
- Help Me Grow
- Lead Testing
- Physicians, dentists and other medical care
- If you or your children qualify for the WIC program, WIC staff will check the height, weight and blood iron on your children and you about every six months. This can help you keep an eye on your health.
WIC offers strong support, information and assistance for breastfeeding mothers. Click here for information about breastfeeding.