WIC Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms

Next to giving birth, breastfeeding is one of the most important jobs a mother's body can do! Fully breastfeeding mothers and babies receive the largest quantity and variety of food benefits under the Maine WIC program.

Food benefits for exclusively breastfeeding mothers

Food benefits for mostly breastfeeding mothers

Food benefits for formula-feeding mothers

For fully breastfeeding mothers:

  • More milk
  • More fruit juice
  • Cheese
  • Canned fish
  • More eggs

For breastfed babies:

  • Twice as much infant fruits and vegetables
  • Infant meats

These are food benefits you can only get by breastfeeding! They are meant to encourage you to offer your baby the best possible food, and to support you in staying strong and healthy.

View the complete WIC food package