WIC services in Richmond County help new moms and children stay healthy. Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health has been providing WIC services for over 33 years to income-eligible Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, Infants and Children up to age 5. Through the program, eligible participants and families can receive benefits for nutritious foods including vegetables, fruits, and protein sources. The Staten Island WIC program also provides breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, and health and referrals to other helpful programs in the community for both men and women who are single parents.
Don’t let financial hardship keep you from maintaining optimal health. Come to the Staten Island University Hospital to learn more about the state program. If you meet eligibility requirements including financial need and state residency criteria, you can use WIC benefits to help pay for certain items at local pharmacies (formula) and grocery stores. Our WIC program team in Richmond County will help you find the answers you need. Stop by today to get started.
To find out more about the services provided, call or visit one of our three locations [South Site presently closed due to COVID-19 precautions].
To find out if you qualify click here.
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Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health WIC Program has been servicing Richmond County for over 33 years and continues to serve all income-eligible Women (pregnant and breastfeeding), Infants (from birth on) and Children up to age 5. Our mission is to partner with eligible families to provide breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, healthy lifestyle promotion, nutritious foods, and referrals to other helpful programs within the community. To find out more about the services provided call or visit one of our three locations [South Site presently closed due to COVID-19 precautions]. To find out if you qualify click here.
Our Hours Have Changed Due to COVID-19
Mon-Thur: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 8am – 4pm
Mason Ave. (North Site)
Mon – Thu: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 8am – 4pm
Seguine Ave. (South Site)
Congratulations on your pregnancy or your new baby! Our Peer Counselors and Lactation experts are available to all of our pregnant and breastfeeding moms to teach, support, and encourage. Breastfeeding is going to be an amazing journey and WIC will be there every step of the way. Meet our Peer Counselors and give them a call!
Meet The Peer Counselors
Hello, I’m Ana and I have been a Peer Counselor for over 2 years. I breastfed my twins for 1 year and it was the best decision I ever made. I was able to achieve my goal with the help and support of my family, friends, and SIUH WIC Program. Having this help in accomplishing my breastfeeding goals has lead me to become a Peer Counselor and provide other mother’s with the same support and attention I received. I look forward to taking this breastfeeding journey with you and am available to answer any of your breastfeeding questions.
You can call or text me at (347) 552-0969
My name is Claudia and I have been a Peer Counselor for 4 years. I breastfed my 2 children for a little more than 18 months each and I remember how much I struggled with my first baby. As a new mom that wanted to fully breastfeed the world was a rough place, especially due to the lack of education and misinformation from my relatives and healthcare providers. But, with the love and support from my very own WIC Peer Counselor I accomplished all my goals and decided to help other moms do so too. I have sworn to promote breastfeeding for the good of our future generations and the health of my super heroes: MOMS!
Call/Text me at (347) 215-0539 for answers to all your breastfeeding questions!
All About Breastfeeding
Pregnancy is an amazing time in which your body undergoes amazing changes while growing your baby. Your body is also using this time to prepare itself to feed your baby and you may notice some changes. Click the links below in the order they are assembled to learn about the changes to your body and what to expect with your new baby.
Concerned that your breasts are too small to produce milk? Do your breasts feel very tender and you think it may be too painful to breastfeed? Aren’t sure that your breast milk is healthy enough for your baby? How do you even make milk? Click the link below to answer all your questions and more.Breast Changes
Grab a doll and let’s practice! How you hold your baby when you breastfeed makes a difference. Poor positioning can make breastfeeding hard for baby and painful for mommy. Practicing these positions during pregnancy will help prepare you for an awesome breastfeeding experience.Positions to Practice
“I’m hungry, mom!” Your baby can talk, just not with words. In this video you will learn how to identify that your baby is hungry well before he starts crying.
Congratulations on your new baby! After an amazing and emotional pregnancy your baby is finally here and its time to breastfeed. There can sometimes be a lot of anxiety around nursing your baby so we have provided you with some videos, tips, and info about what to expect with your nursing infant. Check out the links below to ease your concerns and get reassured that all is well. Still have more questions after the videos? Just contact one of our Peer Counselors to address your concerns.
Latching and Positioning
A good latch is the first important step to an awesome breastfeeding experience. If one position doesn’t work, try another. Check out the link below to see how to properly latch your baby in various positions.Latching Positions
Is My Baby Full?
How to know your baby is getting enough breast milk is important; pumping out your breast milk isn’t the answer. The link below reviews the signs to know your baby is getting enough milk.Know The SignsKeep Track
Dealing With Engorgement
Even after baby is born, your breast continues to change. One common thing that happens is engorgement – when your breasts get too full, become hard, and super sensitive (painful) to touch. The link below will show you some ways to deal with your engorgement and alleviate the discomfort.Manual Expression
Separated from your baby? Getting ready to go back to work? Need to get a pump? Check out the link below to learn about the different types of breast pumps, how to use them, and how to get your breast pump through your insurance company or from WIC.Breast Pumps and Milk Storage
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