Preble County Public Health

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Eaton, Ohio 45320

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WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

 

The Preble County WIC Program is a special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

 

Who does Preble County WIC serve?

 

The WIC target population are low-income, nutritionally at risk:

 

  • Pregnant women 

  • Breastfeeding women (up to infant’s first birthday)

  • Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to six months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)

  • Infants (up to first birthday). WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the U.S.

  • Children up to their fifth birthday.

 

What are WIC benefits?

 

The following benefits are provided to Preble County WIC participants:

 

  • Supplemental nutritious foods

  • Nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics

  • Basic health and nutrition screening 

  • breastfeeding education and support, including a lactation consultant

  • Referral to prenatal care, pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs.

 

Eligibility Guidelines

 

WIC eligibility is based on household income, family size and other factors.  NOTE: An unborn baby counts in the household size. A person who currently receives Medicaid, Food Stamps, or Ohio Works First (OWF) automatically meets the income eligibility criteria for WIC. 

 

Check to see if you may be eligible for WIC benefits.

 

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines (Updated annually)

 

If you think that you may be eligible for W.I.C. benefits, please call (937) 456-5457 to talk to one of our WIC program staff.

 

Breastfeeding Peer Help at PCPH! 

 

The PCPH WIC program is here to promote breastfeeding and to help mothers who choose to breastfeed with education, classes and peer support.

 

The experience of breastfeeding is special for many reasons, including the joyful closeness and bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. Every woman’s journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child.

 

At PCPH, you’ll find facts about breastfeeding and get practical tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you while getting the support you need.

 

Breastfeeding Peer Help is available through the WIC program by calling (937) 456-5457 and selecting extension #205.