Originally Posted by Polliwog
They just changed the milk rules. I don't think it's because of money though. I think it's the fear of the fat content.
The nutritionist told me the last time I was there that I should not have my (then 15 month old) drinking whole milk because of the fat content. This was after the nurse wrote up a big nasty gram to go to the pediatrician because she thought he was underweight.
I appreciate that WIC exists. I do not like fighting to get an appointment (our office won't do future appointments - they plan 24 hours in advance. Seriously.) I do not like being there, on average, for 3 hours....5 minutes in with the paperwork lady, wait 45 minutes, 5 minutes with the nurse, wait 45 minutes, etc. The kicker is that the lady at the end - the one who prints out the vouchers - feels the need to read to me every single thing that is on every single voucher. As if A) I've never seen them before, and B) I can't read (and even then, how would I remember what was on them when I got to the store?) 3 months of vouchers for two kids, when at this point, they've been stuck in this place for 3 hours. Yeah, that's always my FAVORITE part. </sarcasm>
We do not vax, and I was told that I was required to bring the kids in MONTHLY (as opposed to every 3 months) because of that. It wasn't until someone here told me that they couldn't do that that I stood up for myself. They said it was because I didn't have a written religious exemption (which is STILL not the right way to do it), so I typed one up and gave it to them and they haven't asked me since, and now we go once every 3 months.
I also had to fight with a grocery store via our county office, and the lady working at the county office was WRONG, but it didn't matter, because I should be "lucky that I'm getting free food in the first place." Yeah, thanks.
If we didn't need the extra help, I wouldn't jump through all the hoops to get it.