A new report released by the National WIC Association (NWA), in partnership with researchers from the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), reveals an increase in child fruit and vegetable consumption among participants in […]
A report released by the National WIC Association (NWA), alongside researchers from the Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) and Pepperdine University, explored WIC participant satisfaction and experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
The Connecticut State WIC Page includes main contacts, State WIC profiles, and state-specific resources and links.
An official list of approved WIC formulas from the Connecticut WIC Program.
An official list of approved WIC foods from the Connecticut WIC Program.
An annual plan that details Connecticut WIC Program objectives and procedures for Connecticut WIC Program.
This retrospective study aimed to identify factors associated with breastfeeding duration among women enrolled in WIC in Hartford, Connecticut. Women who had planned their pregnancies were twice as likely to breastfeed for more than 6 months, compared with those who had not planned their pregnancies. One additional year of maternal age was associated with a 9% increase in the likelihood of breastfeeding for more than 6 months.
The study assessed the efficacy of peer counseling to promote exclusive breastfeeding among low-income inner-city women in Hartford, Connecticut. The results indicated that well-structured intensive breastfeeding support provided by hospital and community-based peer counselors was effective in improving exclusive breastfeeding rates among low-income inner-city women.
The objective of this study was to examine attitudes and knowledge about vaccinations in postpartum mothers. The study showed that although the majority of infants received vaccines, their mothers had concerns and would like to have received immunization information earlier. Mothers who are primiparous; have low family incomes, but do not qualify for the WIC Program; or are breastfeeding might need special attention to develop a trusting relationship regarding vaccinations.
Resources that detail Connecticut WIC Program objectives and procedures for Connecticut WIC administration.