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Get More Vegetables & Fruit: Benefit Increase Available Now!

October 15, 2021

Enjoy extra veggies & fruit! On the October through December WIC benefits, your family will get more vegetables & fruits: $24 for children ages 1-5 $43 for pregnant and post partum women that are not breastfeeding $47 for breastfeeding women You can buy fresh, frozen and canned vegetables and fruit. Eat the rainbow this fall […]

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Your First 24 Hours as a Family

July 30, 2021

The moment you get to meet the newest member of your family, your instinct is to hold and snuggle your new baby. Your instincts are right! Learn about the importance of skin to skin, positioning, latch and more in the first 24 hours.

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Breastfeeding Prep – Before Baby Arrives

The best time to prepare for breastfeeding is before baby arrives. You are more likely to be successful if you know what to expect!

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Breastfeeding Often for the First Few Weeks

July 21, 2021

The first few weeks of breastfeeding are very important! Knowing your baby and following a few simple steps can put you and your baby on the path to breastfeeding success!

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Breastfeeding at 6 Months & Beyond

Baby will grow, develop and reach many important milestones between 6 and 12 months old. Each new stage is a sign of normal behavior and development. However sometimes normal baby behavior can be misread as a breastfeeding problem. Being prepared for each stage will help you meet your breastfeeding goal!

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Breastfeeding When Returning to Work or School

You can work or go to school and keep breastfeeding! Learn about your breastfeeding rights, how to talk to your employer or school, prepare for taking baby to daycare, and more. And get a breast pump from WIC to help make your transition possible!

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Product Recall Notice – Beech-Nut Infant Rice Cereal

June 16, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal.

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On-the-Go Nutrition Education: wichealth.org

May 27, 2021

Take the worry out of mealtime with free nutrition education that you can do at home.  WICHealth.org is a free online portal just for WIC participants. Explore more than 50 lessons in English and Spanish and over 1,000 nutrition education resources including videos, interactive tools, articles, and quick downloadable lists. Health eKitchen is full of […]

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Canned Vegetables & Fruits Now Available!

May 3, 2021

We are excited to share that South Dakota WIC now offers fresh, frozen and CANNED vegetables and fruits starting May 3, 2021! WIC participants can use their Vegetable and Fruit Cash-Value Benefit to purchase most brands of canned vegetables and fruits meeting the following criteria: Canned Vegetables Any variety of canned vegetables without added sugars, […]

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Congressional Report Finds Toxins in Baby Food Products

February 10, 2021

Recently, the U.S. Congressional House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy released a report that found “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” in certain baby foods.   South Dakota (SD) WIC knows that caregivers are concerned with these findings and are looking for information and guidance on what foods are safe to feed […]

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