Jefferson County Health Department offers the WIC program
to assist pregnant women, infants and children to stay healthy.
- The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.
- WIC provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding information and referral to other health and nutrition services.
- WIC promotes and supports breastfeeding. The Jefferson County Health Dept. WIC Program has Breastfeeding Peer Support Counselors available. WIC staff are Certified Lactation Consultants.
To be eligible for WIC benefits in Wisconsin, a person must meet the following requirements:
be a pregnant, breastfeeding or new mother; be an infant up to age one; or be a child up to age 5; and
be a resident of Wisconsin; and
be income eligible; and
have a health or nutrition need.