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Words of Affirmation for Breastfeeding Mothers

August 31, 2022

Breastfeeding is a journey. As you move through the different stages there can be ups and downs. This is common but can be hard to stay encouraged day in and day out. Show yourself kindness with the power of positive self-talk and words of encouragement.

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Should Breastfeeding Hurt? No!

August 22, 2022

Breastfeeding will bring many new emotions and feelings, but pain should NOT be one of them. Tenderness and sensitivity are not uncommon in the beginning. These tips will help you get a good, deep latch that won’t hurt! No matter what position you use to feed your baby, it’s important to get a good latch. It takes […]

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What should I eat and drink when I am breastfeeding?

August 15, 2022

A nutritious, balanced diet helps you stay energetic and make plenty of milk for your baby.

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Am I making enough milk? Yes, you are!

August 8, 2022

This is the number one concern of breastfeeding moms. As you feed your baby, your body adjusts to make the right amount with the right nutrients.

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Product Recall Notice – Jif® Peanut Butter

May 23, 2022

On May 20, the J. M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled select Jif® products sold in the U.S. for potential Salmonella contamination. Recalled products were distributed nationwide to retail stores and other outlets. The FDA and CDC are investigating illnesses linked to the recalled product. Fourteen illnesses in 12 states have been reported, with two hospitalizations and […]

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Steps to Keep Your Baby Safe during the National Formula Shortage

May 16, 2022

Updated June 22, 2022. Find steps parents and caregivers can take to make sure they are feeding their baby safely.

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Temporary Formula Options for South Dakota WIC Participants

February 24, 2022

Updated November 15, 2022. South Dakota WIC participants affected by the Abbott formula recall and national formula shortage can now purchase additional formula brands.

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Abbott Formula Recall

February 18, 2022

Updated February 28, 2022. Abbott voluntarily issued a recall of powdered formulas including Similac Advance®, Similac Total Comfort®, Similac for Spit-Up®, Similac Sensitive®, Similac Alimentum®, Similac EleCare®, and Similac PM 60/40® that were manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. Learn more about what parents should do.

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Get More Vegetables & Fruit: Benefit Increase Available Now!

October 15, 2021

Enjoy extra veggies & fruit! WIC benefits have increased! Through March 31, 2022 families 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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