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 income women are less likely to #breastfeed, and low #MediCal reimbursement rates on #breastpumps further push these women to stop breastfeeding early, putting their lives and the lives of their children at risk. @CASenatorJim @GeneralRoth @kevinomccarthy @ChadMayesCA

Access to high quality breast pumps improves breastfeeding rates & can help reduce medical costs related to infant illnesses by $1.6 million per 100,000 women. Increased #MediCal reimbursement rates is good for CA & its people! @HollyJMitchell @JayObernolte @AsmShirleyWeber

Current low #MediCal reimbursement rates on #breastpumps force women to rely on low-quality pumps, endangering child’s and mom's health, and making them more likely to stop breastfeeding early. @HollyJMitchell @SenatorMoorlach @SenToniAtkins @Rendon63rd @AsmPhilTing @tam_tweeets

By updating #MediCal reimbursement rates for breast pumps, CA will invest in the long-term health benefits associated with breastfeeding. Californians deserve a head-start on good health! @HollyJMitchell @CASenatorJim @GeneralRoth @NancySkinnerCA @SenToniAtkins @SenatorMoorlach

The first #WIC Cards were issued this morning in California! Napa and Solano Counties led the way, and the rest of the state will follow over the next year. Learn more about the rollout schedule here! https://t.co/9nIj71HR4G https://t.co/dIac4s7tv1 calwic photo

By updating #MediCal reimbursement rates for breast pumps, CA will invest in the long-term health benefits associated with breastfeeding. Californians deserve a head-start on good health! @HollyJMitchell @CASenatorJim @GeneralRoth @NancySkinnerCA @SenToniAtkins @SenatorMoorlach
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What a huge relief for pumping mamas.
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It's peach season!
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🚨IMPORTANT: If you are arrested by ICE, remember you still have parental rights! Parents are entitled to make childcare arrangements at the time of a raid. https://moms.ly/2Sabx0e #TrumpRaids
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