Does wic give liquid formula?

WIC wants parents to be informed, confident and comfortable with their infant feeding decisions, and to choose the option that best supports their needs and circumstances. If breastfeeding is not exclusive, WIC can provide both milk-and soy-based formulas for our clients, and other formulas by prescription and in medically-indicated cases.

How does WIC work with infant formula manufacturers? WIC state agencies are required by law to have competitively bid infant formula rebate contracts with infant formula manufacturers. This means WIC state agencies agree to provide one brand of infant formula and in return the manufacturer gives the state agency a rebate for each can of infant formula purchased by WIC participants.

Is there a Similac advance formula for WIC? WIC programs do not provide Similac Advance, Similac Soy Isomil, Similac Sensitive, or Nestle’s Good Start. Formulas for Medical Conditions Medically necessary therapeutic formula is a covered benefit under MediCal and MediCal Managed Care.

What foods can you substitute for fluid milk on WIC? 1 Refer to the www.fns.usda.gov/wic for the complete provisions and requirements for WIC foods. 2 Allowable options for fluid milk substitutions are yogurt, cheese, soy beverage, and tofu. 3 At least one half of the total number of breakfast cereals on state agency food list must be whole grain.

Why is WIC important to breastfeeding mothers? WIC recognizes and promotes breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. For women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition.

What does WIC mean by infant formula rebate?

What does WIC mean by infant formula rebate? This means WIC state agencies agree to provide one brand of infant formula and in return the manufacturer gives the state agency a rebate for each can of infant formula purchased by WIC participants. The brand of infant formula provided by WIC varies by state agency depending on which company has the rebate contract in a particular state.

What do manufacturers need to know about WIC? Manufacturers that request WIC state agencies to include their products on state-approved WIC food lists have a responsibility to inform those state agencies about any changes in the products’ formulation or nutritional value. 3. What information is needed for determining WIC-Eligible Infant Formulas and Exempt Infant Formulas?

Why is WIC important to breastfeeding mothers? WIC recognizes and promotes breastfeeding as the optimal source of nutrition for infants. For women who do not fully breastfeed, WIC provides iron-fortified infant formula. Special infant formulas and medical foods may be provided when prescribed by a physician for a specified medical condition.

Why was the infant formula rebate system created? The WIC Infant Formula Rebate System was created to provide financial relief to state WIC programs attempting to serve low-income women and their infants.