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电话: 718-334-3265 | 传真:718-334-5625 | 邮箱: email@example.com
IMPORTANT: WIC is NOT considered as a Public Charge. WIC serves about half of all infants in the United States. All pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years old, may qualify to receive WIC benefits.
Welcome to Elmhurst WIC Program – The Most Diverse and Well Known Program
If you are interested in applying, please reach out!
Contact us: 718-334-3265
Complete your certification and re certification online
Please prepare the following documents before contacting us:
If you have Medicaid, you need to provide:
If you don’t have Medicaid, you need to provide:
If you have all the documents above, please call us 718-334-3265 to apply.
Our staff will do our best to provide benefits for you remotely.
How to Shop with the eWIC card?
- At the checkout counter, swipe your eWIC card
- Enter your pin number to buy foods at WIC approved stores like using a debit card.
- En la cajera, pase/deslize la tarjeta de eWIC como si fuera una tarjeta de debito
- Entre el PIN que usa para comprar alimentos en las tiendas o supermercados aprobadas por WIC.
- 在接受奶票的商店里, 结账时和刷银行卡一样刷eWIC卡
Forget your PIN? Call 1-844-540-3013
Or visit www.wicconnect.com
WIC2Go App on you phone!
Watch the video and learn how to use WIC2Go to:
1. Access your benefits information and expiration dates
2. Access your future appointments
3. Scan foods at the store to see if they are WIC approved
4. Easier checkout at the grocery store
5. Find the location of clinics and WIC approved stores in the area
COVID-19 and Breastfeeding
- Wash your hands before touching your baby
- Wear a face mask, if possible, while feeding at the breast
- Wash your hands before touching pump or bottle parts and clean all parts after each use
For more information about pregnancy, breastfeeding, and Covid-19 guidelines, click here.
Breastfeeding at the Hospital
Skin to Skin
- Skin to Skin within the first hour will regulate baby’s body temperature.
- Improve babies heartbeat and breathing and support mom and baby bonding.
- This is the first hug between mom and baby.
- You will stay in the same room with your baby!
- You can easily identify baby hunger cues.
- Routine exams done in the same room, baby cries less & mom still gets to sleep
- Allows your baby to take the lead with breastfeeding.
- Babies can smell your breast milk and start going for your breast.
- Be patient and watch baby crawl to the breast!
To get breastfeeding off to a good start, ensure you and baby are in the right position. Make sure to sit or lay down in a comfortable place. Baby should be belly to belly, facing you. The best position is the one that is comfortable for you and baby.
- Most mothers prefer this hold.
- Baby lays on your arm facing you.
- Baby’s nose is at the same level as your nipple, and always belly to belly.
- Baby lies on your opposite arm.
- Provides more support for small babies.
- Use your free arm to support your breast.
- Baby is tucked along your side, resting either on your arm or a pillow.
- Mommies with a C-section, twins, preemies, or with larger breasts may prefer this hold.
- Allows mom to get some rest!
- Comfortable position if you’ve had a cesarean or stitches.
- Precaution: Have someone with you in case you get sleepy.
The Proper Latch
Getting your baby to latch on properly is important to prevent pain, soreness, and cracked/bleeding nipples. Allow your baby to open wide and latch on as much as possible to all of the areola, not just the nipple. The more your baby is able to latch on to, the better baby will suck and get more milk.
- Target your baby’s nose with your nipple.
- This lets baby smell your breastmilk!
- Tickle your baby’s top lip with your nipple.
- Notice baby will start to open their mouth wide.
- Wait for a wide mouth to bring baby in quickly.
- The more breast tissue in baby’s mouth, the more milk.
- Baby’s lips should be flanged out
- Chin tucked under your breast
- Early Cues – licks lips, opens mouth, turns head
- Middle Cues – stretches arms, hands to mouth, moves more
- Late Cues – lots of movement, cries and turns red
- Breastfeed baby on demand, this may be 8-12 times in 24 hours.
- More frequent feeds = more milk for baby!
- Offer both breasts and feed until breasts are empty.
- Prevents congestion which may happen if you skip feedings.
- Stimulates breastmilk production.
- Hand expression – another way to remove breastmilk
- There are many ways to feed baby your breast milk!
- Some mothers find pumping works for them.
- Helpful if away from baby, going back to school or work.
Peer Counselor Program
- Individualized one-on-one support from a mother with similar experiences and challenges as you!
- Your WIC Peer Counselor has participated in WIC, has breastfeeding experience & will support you along the way!
- Laura Iglesias, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
- Mother of two, exclusively breastfed each baby for two years
- Volunteered in the Maime Cafe, our breastfeeding support group
- Our Peer Counselor for three years!
For more breastfeeding support:
Contact our Peer Counselor Line:
Contacto para ayuda de Lactancia:
(718)-334-2833 or (929)-403-6024
- Breastfeeding group women supporting women
- Weekly meeting days without appointment needed
- Special events and activities to promote breastfeeding
- Where: 81-06 Baxter Ave. (Classroom WIC Program)
- When: Tuesdays (martes) 3-5 p.m. (currently cancelled due to COVID-19)
- Lactation consultants, Registered Dietitians, and Peer Counselors provide support
- Activities and Events
- Breastfeeding Week (August)
- Pumpkin Festival & Thanksgiving Celebration (October/November)
- Winter Holidays (December)
- Go Red for Women’s Health (February)
- Mother’s Day (May) & Father’s Day (June)
World Breastfeeding Week
World Breastfeeding Week
- First week of August every year
- Initiative to promote breastfeeding
- Activities such as Walkathons, The Big Latch, Breastfeeding at the Farmer’s Market, Baby showers, Breastfeeding Subway Caravan
The Global Big Latch On
- Takes place around the world – Moms gather to breastfeed and support each other
- Makes breastfeeding as normal part of life at the local community
- Raises awareness of Women’s Right to Breastfeed anytime, anywhere!
Breastfeeding at the Farmer’s Market
- A collaboration with Elmhurst Farmers Market and Grow NYC to promote healthy nutrition starting with breastmilk
- Breastfeeding educational activities with health buck prizes to use at the Farmer’s Market
- A celebration for prenatal women providing them with educational breastfeeding resources
- Mothers participate in sharing their breastfeeding journey to inspire future moms to opt for breast milk as the best start for their babies
Expected Weight Gain
Healthy Weight Gain
Relief Morning Sickness
What to Eat?
Safety Tips for Moms-to-be
Starting to Bond
Starting Solid Foods
Homemade Baby Food
Importance of Iron
Why Iron is Important?
Toddler Nutrition (1-2 years old)
Nutrition & Feeding
- Daily needs: about 1,000 calories – divided among three meals and two snacks
- Encourage, but don’t pressure you child to eat
- Be careful with foods that are choking hazards
Weaning off the Bottle
- Dental hygiene: Too much bottle time can cause tooth decay.
- Health: Increased chances of ear infections
- Development: with bottle, your baby can’t practice talking, which may lead to speech delay
Introducing Whole Milk
- After 1 year old, the baby’s stomach can start to digest the proteins in cow’s milk gradually
- Rich source of calcium in milk – strong bones and teeth.
- A slow approach and small serving can help ease the move.
- Moving around more
- Explore new objects
- More independent
- Recognize themselves in the mirror and imitate others
- Know the names of close family members.
Toddler Nutrition (2-3 years old)
Tips for Picky Eaters
- Respect your child’s appetite
- Share a meal together as a family
- New foods: try, try, and try again
- Invite your child to help
- Make food fun, do not bribe
- Minimize distraction
- Connect family members
- Help develop good eating habits
- Develop healthy eating behaviors and food choices
- A better understanding of social behaviors
Whole milk to 1% milk
- 1% or Skim milk has less fat content
- Same or higher amount of protein, vitamin D, and calcium
- Lactaid is for children with lactose intolerance
- Follow 2 or 3-step directions
- Sort objects by shape and color
- Imitate the actions of adults and playmates
- Express a wide range of emotions
Preschooler Nutrition (4-5 years old)
Healthy Eating Tips
- Offer a variety of whole foods
- Small portions for small children
- Don’t expect children to “clean their plates.”
- Limit sugary drinks
- Teach table manners
- Turn off the TV at mealtimes
Nutrition Facts Label
- A fun activity with your child: read the label together at the store and know what you are actually eating
- Check the calories per serving
- Look for “Added sugar” – the less the better
- Assemble foods: yogurt & toppings or salads
- Stir ingredients together: pancakes or sauces
- Slice soft-cooked vegetables, soft fruit with a plastic knife
- Crack and beat an egg
- Start very early in life as part of everyday play
- Develop strong bones
- Aim for 3 hours each day including some energetic play
- Limit screen time
- Dance with your child together
New York State Farmers Market
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) was established by Congress in 1992 to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers market.
Eligible WIC participants are issued FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits. These coupons can be used to buy eligible fruits and vegetables at the farmers’ markets.
Farmers Market is HERE!
Elmhurst GreenMarket | 41st Avenue and 80th Street | Tuesdays 8am – 4pm | Jun 9 – Nov 24
Farmers markets are located all over the state and people can visit anyone. See list.
Let’s Cook Together
4-week Farmers Market Challenge
- Each month we announce 4 fruits and vegetables from the farmers market for this challenge.
- Participants have to select at least 1 ingredient from these 4 F&V and create a recipe, taking pictures on the making process are appreciated, be creative!
- Send the recipe and final pictures to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Using subject “Cooking challenge”.
- Winner will be selected in the following month and stay tuned for the grand prize.
- Yellow zucchini, red callaloo, parsnip, and apple.
Infant Formula - Preparation and Storage CDC Instructions
The following instructions were adopted from CDC:
Carefully read and follow the instructions on the infant formula container. These steps will help you know how to prepare and store your infants formula correctly. Preparing your infant’s formula according to the instructions is important.
Here are additional pointers to keep in mind when preparing and storing your infant’s formula.
Wash your hands well before preparing bottles or feeding your baby. Clean and sanitize the work space where you will be preparing the formula.
Bottles need to be clean and sanitized. To learn more about how to properly clean your baby’s bottles and other feeding supplies, visit the CDC webpage: How to Clean, Sanitize and Store Infant Feeding Items.
To warm a bottle: Place the bottle under running warm water, taking care to keep the water form getting in to the bottle or on the nipple. Put a couple drops of infant formula on the back of your hands to see if it is too hot.
Use the amount of water listed on the instructions of the infant formula container. Always measure the water first and then add the powder.
Too much water may not need the nutritional needs of your baby. Too little water may cause your baby’s kidneys and digestive system to work too hard and may cause your baby to become dehydrated.
Storage - Use Quickly or Store Safely
Store unopened infant formula containers in a cool, dry, indoor place- not in vehicles, garages, or outdoors.
Prepared infant formula can spoil if it is left out at room temperature.
- use prepared infant formula within 2 hours of preparation and within one hour form when feeding begins.
- If you do not start to use the prepare infant formula within 2 hours, immediately store the bottle in the fridge and use it within 24 hours.
Throw out any infant formula that is left in the bottle after feeding your baby. The combination of infant formula and your baby’s saliva can cause bacteria to grow. Be sure to clean and sanitize the bottle before its next use.
Dangers of Homemade Infant Formula
It’s NOT Safe to Make Infant Formula at Home
Is your grocery store out of your WIC infant formula? Please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. Do not try to make homemade infant formula, as it is dangerous for your baby. Please know that WIC is always here to help and support you during these difficult times.
Hacer Mezclas/Preparados de La Formula de Bebe En Su Casa es Peligroso
¿Se ha acabado la fórmula para bebés de WIC en tu supermercado? Por favor, comunícate con tu clínica local de WIC y pide ayuda. No trates de hacer preparado en casa, ya que es peligroso para tu bebé. Ten en cuenta que WIC siempre está aquí para ayudarte y apoyarte en este difícil momento.
SNAP (FOOD STAMPS) Assistance During the COVID-19 outbreak in NYC
SNAP can help put nutritious food on your table during this unexpected situation we are facing with the COVID-19 outbreak. A representative from Hunger Free NYC will let you know if you qualify and can help you apply remotely. To submit your request through our Nutrition Benefits Calculator click HERE>>>
To apply contact one of the following Benefits Specialists:
SNAP puede ayudar a poner alimentos nutritivos en su mesa durante esta situación inesperada que estamos enfrentando. Uno de nuestros
representantes de Hunger Free NYC le dejará saber si usted califica y le puede ayudar a aplicar por teléfono. Para solicitar un estimado a través de nuestra Calculadora de Beneficios Nutricionales de un “click“>>>
Para aplicar por favor contactar:
Ari Suarez 646-863-7122 English/Español
Maria Remache 646-836-9177 English/Español
Ana Assadourian 646-553-5910 English/Español
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm /lunes-viernes 9:00am-5:00pm
Apply for SNAP online, the following links are in different languages to make easier to get benefits. https://a069-access.nyc.gov/accesshra/
Food Pantry / Dispensa de Comida
To help hungry kids go to: https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-meal-sites
NYC Food Resource Guide during COVID-19: Elmhurst/Corona:
To find food near you text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
Para encontrar comida cerca de ti, envía un texto con la palabra COMIDA al 877-877.
ywcaQueens: this is YWCA in Flushing, opens every Wednesday. Este YWCA es en Flushing. Abre los Miercoles.
During the current situation, please CALL 311 if you need any help from the food pantry in the neighborhood.
WIC Vendos Near You
Find WIC Approved Store in your neighborhood: https://nyswicvendors.com/find-a-wic-store/
For more information, please email or call the vendor management unit. https://nyswicvendors.com/
WIC Food List
Shopping WIC foods is easier than ever.
For New York State approved foods & brands: Click Here. Here are Examples of the WIC approved foods:
Free Vaccines - Getting vaccinated is now easier than ever, and it’s FREE!
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important your child doesn’t fall behind on their vaccine schedule. Vaccinations are available at NYC Health + Hospitals sites that are located throughout New York City. Special attention has been placed on ensuring that these sites are safe and are following recommendations to decrease your exposure to germs during your visit. Our health centers are available for vaccine appointments for children 0-2 years old at any of our sites, regardless of insurance or assigned primary care provider. Vaccinations will be recorded and made available to you and your pediatrician.
Please call 1-844-692-4692 to speak to one of our representatives about making an appointment at the location nearest you.
Español: por favor llame al 1-844-692-4692 para hablar con uno de nuestros representantes y hacer una cita en la clinica mas cerca de su area.
中文: 在新冠状病毒其间，请确保您孩子当前接种的疫苗是最新的！在纽约市所有的NYC Health + Hospitals 都可以免费给您的孩子接种疫苗。请拨打1-844-692-4692, 选择离您最近的医院预约, 为您的孩子接种疫苗。
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Prevention of Coronavirus Disease -CDC
Know How it Spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
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