NYC H+H Elmhurst W.I.C Program

Clinic Hours and Days of Operation

Contact us: 718-334-3265

We are available:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8am – 5pm

Tuesday, Thursday
10am – 6pm

Saturday, Sunday
Closed

Services We Provide

  • Nutrition Education and Counseling

  • Farmers Market

  • Maime Café (Open to all prenatal and post- partum breast feeding mothers every Tuesday from 3pm- 5pm)

  • Peer Counseling (Mother to mother support that is available to all prenatal moms)

I am very grateful for the checks I am receiving to help in feeding my baby. Considering my baby has certain allergies to milk, the W.I.C center at Elmhurst provides me with alternates so that my baby can still be nourished. I also breastfeed my baby. Overall, I appreciate the resources W.I.C  provides because they are beneficial; and I am very grateful.

~Munira Aktel

 

The W.I.C office at Elmhurst is helpful. I could share my feelings with them. They give Enfamil after 6 months and is helpful for the baby because at that time the baby is growing and needs it. My baby started solid foods and W.I.C gives cereals, fruits, fruit paste, etc. This is helpful for me as a mom especially when I have no time on hand this food can be given easily. The W.I.C program understands the things we need for ourselves and the baby- this is the most important thing. For me, they help with breastfeeding as well as observe myself  and the baby’s health to see if we are okay. This is helpful.

~Morsheda Khatun

 

I breastfed my children until they were 2 years of age. I have been apart of a group support that have provided me a lot of information and techniques that helped me on this beautiful journey. I have learnt all the benefits that breast milk has for my baby and for myself. Giving my babies the best nutrition is my greatest accomplishment. I am so glad I did not give up.

~Laura Iglesias

 

I got to know about the WIC program from my cousin. I came to receive WIC services for the first time during my last trimester. I feel like WIC has helped me in many different ways- like that of giving nutrition education that has helped me to offer my child more healthy foods to eat. The checks were also very helpful for buying different foods. As for the staff, they were always cooperative and helpful. It was of great help being apart of this program and being able to receive the services it provides.

~Anonymous

 

World Breastfeeding Week 2019

Join us as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!

The Big Latch On: August 2nd 2019 (9:30am – 11:30am) at Frank D. O’Connor Playground

Breastfeeding at the Farmers Market: August 6th 2019 (10:00am to 1:00pm) in front of NYC H+H Elmhurst Hospital Center

eWIC is Here!

No more paper checks! Just take your eWIC card and WIC shopping list to the store to only buy the foods you need at that time.

Read more about eWIC: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/ewic/

Ongoing: Maime Cafe

Open to mothers looking to connect with other mothers. Feel free to join us every Tuesday from 3-5 pm for breastfeeding support.

 

eWIC is now at Elmhurst!

At your next appointment you will need to bring:

  • Photo ID 
  • Proof of Address

We encourage our participants to also download the “WIC2GO” app. This can be downloaded on any smart phone device at the google play or app store.

Health.ny.gov

WIC2Go

This smart phone application will allow participants to have:

  • Mobile access to their benefit information and expiration dates
  • Mobile access to appointments
  • Mobile scan device to scan foods at store to see if they are WIC approved
  • Easier checkout at the grocery store
  • Mobile location of clinics and WIC approved stores in the area

We hope this new system will be easy and convenient for our participants.

Formula Feeding Amount Recommendations

On average a baby should be taking about 2.5 ounces of formula per ever pound of body weight (453g). Most babies are satisfied with 3 to 4 ounces per feeding during the first month and increase that by 1 ounce per month until they reach the max 7 to 8 ounces.

 

How much should I feed my baby?

  • Most newborns eat every 2 to 3 hours or about 8 to 12 times a day
  • 2 months of age: usually take in 4 to 5 ounces per feeding every 3 to 4 hours
  • 4 months of age: usually take 4 to 6 ounces per feeding
  • 6 months of age: may take up 8 ounces every 4 to 5 hours

Am I feeding my baby enough?

  • Daily diapers: Newborns should have 2 to 3 wet diapers a day within the first few days of life
  • After the first 4 to 5 days, a baby should have at least 5 to 6 wet diapers per day
  • Stool frequency and color varies depending upon whether an infant is formula fed or breastfeeding

Formula Preparation (Powdered):

  • Make sure bottle and work area are cleaned and sanitized
  • Formula does not need to be heated before feeding to baby. Do not use microwave to heat bottle. Place bottle under running hot water, test the temperature on the back of your hand
  • When using powdered infant formula: make sure the water you are using is from a safe source: Examples- Nursery water, filtered or bottled water, boiled water.
  • Use the amount of water listed on the formula instructions. Too much water can decrease amount of nutrients and nutrition the baby is receiving, too little water can cause digestive issues, kidney issues and dehydration. Always measure the water first, then add the powder.

Formula Storage:

  • Store unopened formula containers in a cool, dry and indoor place
  • Prepared infant formula can spoil if left out in room temperature. Use prepared room temperature formula within 2 hours. If you choose to save formula, refrigerate before the 2 hour mark.
  • Discard any left over formula, in the bottle, after feeding the baby. The mixture of babies saliva and formula can cause bacteria to form.

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Office Locations

NYC H+H Elmhurst Hospital
81-06 Baxter Ave.
MC - 4
Elmhurst, NY 11373
ph: (718) 334-3265
fx: (718) 334-5625
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8a – 5p

Tuesday Friday
10a – 6p