WIC in the News

What’s new with WIC? Here you can learn about what’s going on at the national level, explore the most recent research on WIC’s health outcomes, or delve into news of program and policy issues that impact the families WIC serves.


Low #MediCal reimbursement rates on #breastpumps hurt mothers and their children. In @CapRadioNews, CA mothers share how barriers to #breastfeeding impact their everyday lives. #InvestinMothers #CALeg #normalizebreastfeeding https://t.co/7gO0ylSOkU

CA families deserve a chance for healthy lifestyles from the start, but “crummy pumps make it hard for women to make healthy choices for their babies.” #Breastfeeding protects children from diseases & helps shield mothers from health risks. #CALeg https://t.co/7gO0ylSOkU

. @CapRadioNews demonstrates the need for CA mothers to have access to affordable & high-quality #breastpumps. Increasing #MediCal reimbursement rates will eliminate barriers for low-income moms & prioritize the health of infants. https://t.co/7gO0ylSOkU #InvestInMothers #CALeg

Thanks so much, @LabToLife ! https://t.co/GlfFVz7Oaj
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Lauren Gardner, MS, RD @LabToLife
Thank you @calwic for an awesome conference 🌊🥦🍳🥛 🍇🥑It was a huge honor to be a speaker this year #catchthewave #calwic19 #selfie #packedhouse #wicworks https://t.co/H5HPVsdnX8

Who is loving @Flojaune’s breakdown of #DarthVader’s life to talk about #aces? We are! #CalWIC19 #catchthewave #wicworks

If you can’t be here with us in #SanDiego for #CalWIC19, you can still hear our plenary speakers! Head over to our Facebook at 8:30 for the livestream. https://t.co/veFLO0lAhv
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California WIC Association shared a post.
Breastfeeding Outcomes Among WIC-Participating Infants and Their Relationships to Baby-Friendly Hospital Practices

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/bfm.2019.0004
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California WIC Association shared a link.
A new study found that letting a baby continue sleeping in their car seat after arriving at home can pose serious risks to their health.
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates on breast pumps hurt mothers and their children. Hear California mothers share their experiences in @Capital Public Radio, how barriers to breastfeeding negatively impact California families. #InvestinMothers #NormalizeBreastfeeding
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California WIC Association shared a post.
What a great day for
California families!
SB 135 & SB 142 are moving
on to the Senate floor!

HEALTHY FAMILIES...STRONG COMMUNITIES...BRIGHT FUTURES!

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