In 2019, the National WIC Association (NWA) received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to support a two-year project aimed at Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion (AHEAD) […]
Part of the National WIC Association’s WIC Voices Guide, this resource shares challenges, successes, lessons learns and resources from local WIC agencies who participated in the original WIC Voices Project.
“When expecting, my doctor made sure medical things were going well, but I never remember him asking if I was able to maintain a good diet and what foods would […]
The Michigan State WIC Page includes main contacts, State WIC profiles, and state-specific resources and links.
A feeding guide with recommendations for the average, healthy infant from the Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services, Bureau of Family Health Services.
An official list of approved WIC formulas from the Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services, Bureau of Family Health Services.
An official list of approved WIC foods from the Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services, Bureau of Family Health Services.
This study examines the effectiveness of a peer counseling breastfeeding support program for low-income women in Michigan who participated in the WIC Program. The support program that the researchers evaluated was very effective at increasing breastfeeding among low-income women who participated in WIC, a population that breastfeeds at rates below the national average.
The purpose of this study was to identify the program strengths, operational procedures, and improvement areas from participants; and peer counselors ; perspectives. Findings revealed that peer counselors and participants were satisfied with the quality of services for both emotional and practical assistance, as well as with the breast pumps.
This study analyzed breastfeeding initiation rates among Michigan preteen and teenage mothers (ages 12 to 19) by demographics and health behaviors. The results showed that for white mothers, the strongest predictor of breastfeeding initiation was education beyond high school. Black mothers were less likely to breastfeed if they had multiparous births.