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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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About Us

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

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WIC may be able to help you if:

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WIC provides qualified applicants with:


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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding offers babies and moms a huge advantage physically, emotionally, and financially. Your breast milk provides the perfect nutrition for your baby—offering over 1500 nutrients. Studies have shown these nutrients, along with the interaction between the mom and baby, offer many benefits. Breastfeeding helps to promote brain development, protects the baby from illness, and encourages a special bond with mom so the baby feels more secure. Breastfeeding also helps prevent postpartum complications like depression, aids in weight loss, and helps mom recover from the delivery faster. Providing breast milk to your baby is free, while formulas can cost $2500 or more for the first year.


Having trouble? Need your questions answered?

Breastfeeding can be new and different, especially if this is your first baby. Having a new baby can feel overwhelming. You don't have to figure it all out alone. We are here to support you in your breastfeeding journey! All of our WIC staff are trained lactation educators. They are available in each office to support your transition into breastfeeding with education and early breastfeeding guidance. If you have any questions contact your nearest office and ask for the WIC program.


Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program

WIC also provides a Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program to help new mothers adjust to obstacles around breastfeeding. The program has trained Peer Counselors on staff who are local WIC mothers who have breastfed their own babies.

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Peer Counselors receive specialized training to help with:

The WIC Peer Counselors contact mothers throughout their pregnancy and during the first few months of breastfeeding. Peer counselors are available to new moms who have breastfeeding questions outside WIC's normal clinic hours. Peer Counselors are available by phone, text, clinic visit, hospital, or home visit. Peer Counselors will also refer mothers to lactation experts and healthcare professionals if the mother’s concerns are outside the Peer Counselor’s scope of practice.



WIC clinic schedule:

Each office operates on different schedules. Check out our calendar to find a clinic that works best for your schedule.


Site Locations:

Twin Falls Clinic
1020 Washington St N
Twin Falls, ID
208-737-5923

South Side Mobile Clinic
El Milagro Housing
1122 S Washington St
Twin Falls, ID
Use Twin Falls phone number

Shoshone Clinic
119 West A St
Shoshone, ID
Use Jerome phone number

Gooding Clinic
255 N Canyon Dr
Gooding, ID
208-934-4477

Jerome Clinic
951 East Ave. H.
Jerome, ID
208-324-1323

Bellevue Clinic
117 Ash St.
Bellevue, ID
208-788-4335

Ketchum Mobile Clinic
YMCA
101 Saddle RD
Ketchum, ID
Use Bellevue phone number

Heyburn Clinic
485 22nd St
Heyburn, ID
208-678-8608



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