Information for Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, and other Health-Care Providers
As a health care provider, you are a key partner in helping WIC participants make healthy choices. Here you’ll find WIC medical request forms, breastfeeding promotion materials, and other resources.
Breastfeeding Promotion and Support – Learn about WIC’s focus on exclusive breastfeeding and efforts to get more moms to breastfeed. Also find out about breastfeeding trainings for health care providers.
Requesting Formula and Foods
WIC can provide noncontract formula and modified food packages when needed.* Before requesting a noncontract formula, check the list of WIC contract formulas below to see if WIC already offers a formula that is appropriate for your patient. If there is not a suitable choice, OR if you need to request any type of formula for a patient over 12 months of age (contract or noncontract), you’ll need to complete a request form. Click on the appropriate link below for instructions:
Frequently Asked Questions – Common questions related to formula requests.
Monthly Formula and Food Benefits
WIC is a supplemental food program. This page lists how much formula and food participants receive each month. Most infants who are not breastfed will require more formula than WIC is able to provide each month. Maximum amounts of formula and food are noted below. To learn more about the WIC food packages, click here.
Infants (approximate amounts):
- 0 – 3 months of age: 26 ounces formula/day
- 4 – 5 months of age: 29 ounces formula/day
- 6 – 11 months of age: 20 ounces formula/day, plus 24 ounces of dry infant cereal/month,
- and 32 4-ounce containers of baby food fruits and vegetables/month
Children over 12 months of age and Women (amounts vary depending on participant category):
Approximately 29 ounces of formula/day if requested and approved, plus:
- Eggs: 1 dozen/month
- Cereal: 36 ounces/month
- Cheese: 1 pound/month
- Milk: up to 4 gallons/month (children approx. 13 – 17 ounces/day)
- Juice: 1 gallon/month (children approx. 4 ounces/day)
- Whole grain: 2 pounds/month
- Beans: 1 pound/month
- Peanut butter: 18 ounces/month