WIC provides federal grants to states for 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 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
8 am-12 pm and
1 pm to 5 pm
Call (810) 667-0448
for an appointment
More information on WIC:
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A number of health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend breastfeeding as the best choice for babies. Breastfeeding helps defend against infections, prevents allergies and protects against a number of chronic conditions. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months. Beyond that, breastfeeding is encouraged until at least 12 months and longer if both the mother and the baby are willing.
WIC Is Here to Help With Breastfeeding
The use of breastfeeding peer counselors adds a critical dimension to WIC’s efforts to help women initiate and continue breastfeeding. WIC breastfeeding peer counselors provide a valuable service to their communities, addressing the barriers to breastfeeding by offering breastfeeding education, support, and role modeling. Peer counselors are familiar with the resources available to WIC clients, have familiarity with the questions a new breastfeeding mother may ask, and recognize when to refer mothers to other resources during critical periods when mothers may experience difficulty. The goal of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is to integrate peer counseling as a WIC service in every WIC clinic.
Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP)
The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) is Michigan’s largest home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women and infants. The program works to support healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes and healthy infants.
The Maternal Infant Health Program (MIHP) provides home visitation support and care coordination for pregnant women and infants on Medicaid.
Services are intended to supplement regular prenatal/infant care and to assist healthcare providers in managing the beneficiary’s health and wellbeing.
The purposes of the program are to:
- Promote healthy pregnancies, positive birth outcomes and healthy infant growth and development
- Improve the health and well-being of Medicaid eligible pregnant women and infants through a standardized, system-wide process
- Decrease infant mortality.
Services are provided by a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Social Worker.
You are eligible for the MIHP Program:
- You are pregnant and on Medicaid or
- You have a baby less than 1 year old that is on Medicaid
If you are pregnant or have a baby less than 1 year old and do not have Medicaid health insurance we can help you apply for Medicaid and other services you may be eligible for.
To learn more about the MIHP Program Call 810-667-0448 and make a "Healthy Beginnings" appointment.
At a "Health Beginnings" appointment, we will sign you up for WIC, Medicaid, and the Maternal Infant Health Program.
At that time we will explain how everything works and set you up with your first home visit appointment with one of our mother-baby nurses. We will also notify your doctor that we are all working together for you to have a healthy baby and to keep your baby healthy.
Healthy Michigan, MICHild, Healthy Kids and MOMS
The Lapeer County Health Department assists individuals and families who are income eligible obtain health insurance through plans such as the Healthy Michigan Plan, MIChild, Healthy Kids, and MOMS. Call (810) 667-0448 for more information.