Pregnant Women and Infant Food Packages

Pregnant womanPregnant Women

Click here for important information about the Food Package choices you will have after your baby is born.

The Pregnant Package contains nutritious foods to promote a healthy pregnancy and optimal health for you and your new baby.

Your WIC Foods are low in fat and high in fiber, provide nutritional variety and help promote a healthy weight.

Here is a list of foods you will receive each month:

  • Cereal: 36 ounces
  • Whole grain options: 1 lb.
  • Fruits and vegetables: $10.00 in benefits
  • Juice: 144 ounces
  • Milk: 4.5 gal. & 1 qt.
  • Cheese: 1 lb.
  • Eggs: 1 dozen
  • Beans and peanut butter: 1 lb. or 4 15-16 ounce cans and 18 ounce jar peanut butter

Breastfeeding MomFully Breastfeeding Mom and Infant

Fully breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for you and your baby and the exclusively breastfeeding package provides the best dollar value as well.

Because fully breastfed babies do not get any formula, WIC will give you and your baby more food. You will also receive breastfeeding support throughout your baby’s first year. We encourage you to choose this food package for at least the first month to build and protect your milk supply.

Fully Breastfeeding Mom Package:

  • Milk: 5 gal. and 1 qt.
  • Cheese: 2 lbs.
  • Cereal: 36 ounces
  • Juice: 144 ounce (3 12-oz. frozen or 48-oz. fluid)
  • Eggs: 2 dozen
  • Beans: 1 lb. or 4 14-15 ounce cans or Peanut butter: 18-oz. jar
  • Whole grains: 1 lb.
  • Fruits/Vegetables: $10.00 in benefits
  • Canned tuna, sardines and salmon: 30 ounce .

*Mom who are exclusively breastfeeding multiples (twins, triplets, etc.) will get 1-1/2 times the amount of food in the exclusively breastfeeding package.

Fully Breastfeeding Infant Package:

When your baby is 0-5 months:  You provide your breastmilk - the ultimate and only food source your baby needs during this time.

Here is a list of foods your baby will receive each month starting at 6 months:

  • Infant cereal: 3 8-oz. boxes
  • Baby fruits/vegetables: 64 4-oz. containers
  • Baby meats: 31 2.5-oz. containers

Partially Breastfeeding Mom and Infant
for the first month of your baby's life, if you need to supplement breastfeeding with formula, WIC can provide 1 can of powdered formula

After the first month of your baby’s life, you can continue to provide only breastmilk – the healthiest choice for you and your baby – or you can choose to combine breastfeeding with formula feeding.

You may not need all of the formula you receive. Please use only as much formula as you need, and only when you and your baby are not together or when you cannot provide your pumped milk. Every ounce of your breastmilk counts when it comes to your baby’s health and your health as well.

As a WIC mom, you are also eligible to receive breastfeeding support. 

Partially Breastfeeding Food Package here is a list of foods you will receive each month:

  • Milk: 4 gal., 1 half gal., and 1 qt.
  • Cheese: 1 lb.
  • Cereal: 36 ounces
  • Juice: 144 ounce . (3 12-oz. frozen or 48-oz. fluid)
  • Eggs: 1 dozen
  • Beans: 1 lb. or 4 15-16 ounce cans
  • Peanut butter: 18-oz. jar
  • Whole grains: 1 lb.
  • Fruits/Vegetables: $10.00 in benefits 

Partially Breastfeeding Infant Package Here are the foods your baby will receive:

When your baby is age 0 months

  • WIC will provide 1 can of powdered formula to supplement breastfeeding, but only if requested by the mother.

When your baby is age 1-3 months

  • Formula: up to 5 cans of 12.7-oz. powder*

When your baby is age 4-5 months

  • Formula: up to 6 cans of 12.7-oz. powder*

When your baby is age 6-11 months

  • Formula: up to 4 cans of 12.7-oz. powder*
  • Infant cereal: 24 ounce . infant cereal
  • Baby fruits/vegetables: 32 4-oz. containers

* All formula amounts are approximate and will depend on the type of formula and the size of the container. 


Formula Feeding Mothers and Infants

You can also choose to feed your baby only or mostly formula with some breastfeeding. The amount of formula provided by WIC may not be enough to meet the nutritional needs of your baby so you should breastfeed any time you and your baby are together to avoid having to purchase additional formula.

If you choose this package, your baby will receive the following foods throughout his or her first year. You will receive foods for yourself only during the first six months.

As a WIC mom you are also eligible to receive breastfeeding support.

Formula Feeding Package for Moms:

  • Milk: 3 gal. and 1 qt.
  • Cheese: 1 lb.
  • Cereal: 36 ounces
  • Juice: 96 ounces
  • Eggs: 1 dozen
  • Beans: 1 lb. or 4 15-16 ounce cans or 18 ounce peanut butter
  • Fruits/Vegetables: $10.00 in benefits

The Formula WIC Package choice allows mothers to receive food only for the first six months postpartum. Mothers who choose the Fully or Partially Breastfeeding Packages will receive foods for one full year.

Formula Feeding Package for Infants 

Breastfeed when you and your baby are together

When your baby is age 0-3 months

  • Formula: up to but no more than 9 cans of 12.7-oz. powder*

When your baby is age 4-5 months

  • Formula: up to but no more than 10 cans of 12.7-oz. powder*

When your baby is age 6-11 months

  • Formula: up to but no more than 7 cans of 12.7-oz. powder*
  • Infant cereal: 24 ounce . infant cereal
  • Baby fruits/vegetables: 32 4-oz. containers

* All formula amounts are approximate and will depend on the type of formula and the size of the container.