WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program offers 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.
WIC provides monthly benefits for buying nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and guidance to improve participants’ health and nutrition.
Anyone who is a caregiver of a child, including grandparents and foster parents, may apply for WIC.
Families receiving Medicaid, TANF or SNAP already meet income eligibility requirements. Children in foster care under age five are automatically eligible for WIC. To check eligibility and apply, families can use the application found on First5SC, reach out to their WIC county offices or contact WIC directly at 1-855-4-SCDHEC.
There are lots of ways to get help. Coaching can help new moms get more comfortable with breastfeeding. Programs can provide free formula for infants and healthy food for mothers before and after a child is born. Learn more about services that make sure mom and baby get the nutrition they need.