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Wyoming Participant Testimonials 2017

“I was in high school when I became pregnant. I knew I wanted to breastfeed my baby, but stressed that I would not be able to as after the baby was born I was returning to school. WIC helped by encouraging me to breastfeed my baby. WIC provided me an electric pump, and along with Public Health worked with my school to grant me times to go to the nurse’s office to pump. I am now a senior in high school. My senior project is on breastfeeding. I am working with WIC and Public Health to complete this project. I believe that it was with WIC’s and Public Health’s encouragement that I was able to breastfeed my baby, finish my schooling, as well as encourage other girls who find themselves in a similar situation, to breastfeed their babies.” — WIC Participant, Wyoming

“We just had a grandma in to our clinic who was picking up a breastpump for her daughter who had premature twins who are still in the hospital. Grandma was telling us what a wonderful program WIC was for her and how much we had helped with her kids’ nutrition and feeding issues and with her breastfeeding issues. This grandma was now able to help her daughter get started breastfeeding to give her twins the best start in life.” — WIC Employee, Wyoming

“I am a full-time student at the University of Wyoming and a mother of 2 young girls. My husband works as a cook to support our family while I finish college. We really appreciate the generous support the WIC program has provided us. The WIC program has helped us to provide a healthy start in both our children’s lives as well as emotional support when needed. Thank you to all the men and women that help keep working families strong through WIC.” — WIC Participant, Wyoming

Date Added: March 26, 2018