WIC is a no-cost program that improves the health and well-being of women, infants, and children by providing nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals, and free language assistance. Please contact us for more information about WIC or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!
At Haywood County WIC participants work with a nutrition professional to discuss individualized questions, concerns, and goals surrounding nutrition and health.
Breastfeeding Education and Support
Haywood County WIC is dedicated to educating and supporting families with breastfeeding and has a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor on staff to provide assistance and referrals to community breastfeeding support.
WIC participants are eligible for breastfeeding supplies, including breast pumps.
WIC helps connect families to local health and social services as needed.
A message from WIC's Breastfeeding Peer Counselor: "When I became pregnant at 25 years old, breastfeeding was not the first thing on my mind. In the beginning we had trouble latching and remember it hurt a lot. I was exhausted, but I didn’t give up! I continued to nurse every day. I breastfed my daughter for 16 months and fully breastfed my second and third babies thanks to the experience I gained with my first. If I had known that WIC had a BFPC to provide support and education, it probably would have saved me a lot of worry! Today, as Haywood County WIC’s Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, I know that sometimes you need a little support, especially in the early weeks. Someone to tell you, 'you ARE doing a great job!' My goal is to give breastfeeding parents the support that I needed with my first baby. I would be happy to talk with you and help you meet your breastfeeding goals." - Cleidi Garcia