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I'm investigating my WIC eligibility status, and I stumbled across THIS quote on my state WIC website - I was amazed, and pleased to see it. It wasn't even buried or hard to find!!<br>
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A WIC Success Story<br><br>
I learned about WIC through a friend while pregnant with my first child in 1991. It helped me tremendously, since I was in school full-time and working part-time. I remained on the WIC program through my second pregnancy and until I graduated from college.<br><br>
Now, in 1997, I am pregnant with my third child and still very much a part of WIC--as a Nurse/Nutritionist at Tazewell County Health Department in Tremont, Illinois.<br><br><b>I not only counsel others about nutritious foods and breastfeeding benefits, but I live by my own advice. The WIC program taught me the importance of healthy foods, and I continue to purchase the same foods that I was offered through WIC. What better nutrition could you give your baby than breast milk-- I am proud to be a breastfeeding mom!</b><br><br>
Many times in my interactions with clients at work, I relate to them that I do understand and empathize with their situations. Like them, I was once on the other side of the desk. But with motivation, determination and the help of the vast community resources available today, they can make their lives be what they want them to be--they too can be a success story." < By Tanya Belsly, RN, BSN
 

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That's great. I signed up for WIC last month and the interviewer gave me a poster of a mom with a big "s" on her shirt saying that she's a super mom for breastfeeding or whatever it was lol<br>
She also gave me lots of BFing info and I learned that there is a place called the "Center for Breastfeeding" about 15 minutes away (in Sandwich, MA) and now I go to a weekly nursing mothers meet and I'm going to start going to the playgoup every week too. It's been there since '88 and I never knew about it till WIC told me. (<a href="http://www.healthychildren.cc/" target="_blank">http://www.healthychildren.cc/</a> is the website if anyone is interested and in MA)<br>
They were very BFing friendly, IMO, and I was glad after the horror stories that I've heard.
 

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Very off-topic, but:<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I always crack up whenever I hear of that town, it always reminds me of Bread Loaf, Vermont.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Anyways, I wish more WIC centers were like these ones. The WIC center my DW went through seemed a bit more interested in formula than BFing (they gave more total payout to FFing mothers) but didn't seem to push the propaganda. Oh well, I guess there's hope for them, unlike many others...
 
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