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WIC update

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) has been updated to encourage breastfeeding, according to a notice published in the Aug. 7 Federal Register. The proposed rule would "establish two infant feeding options for the first month after birth, either full breastfeeding or full formula-feeding," as the Institutes of Medicine recommended in May 2005 1("The Tan Sheet" May 9, 2005, p. 15). A third infant feeding option is proposed for the second to eleventh month after birth - partial breastfeeding. The infant would be fed half the amount of formula for a fully breast-fed infant in addition to breastfeeding. Comments on the proposed rule must be postmarked on or before Nov. 6, 2006. This proposed rule marks the first comprehensive revisions to the WIC food package since 1980...
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