more detailed poll...wic?

Stevie - posted on 04/03/2009 ( 105 moms have responded )

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well for the moms that know what wic is i think it is only in the states but if not you can put your info in also...i was just wondering where people where from and if they knew what formula their state gave for babies kind of just a survey i have started to do so if you could tell me what state you live in and if you know what formula your wic gives to babies tell me that also for ex) kansas : simulac or nebraska : emfamil ext... thanks to all of you who help me with this

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Mona - posted on 04/06/2009

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Yes, Samantha that is true. I worked for WIC for almost 4 yrs. and it really depends on the bid between the companies that the state uses. I am from MS and they are using Enfamil. Now some special formulas that are for special need child are Similac products but they have to be ordered by the doctor and shipped to the WIC center that the parent will be picking up at and they are just sending enough for that child to last about 3 months.

Megan - posted on 04/06/2009

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I have lived in both Wisconsin and Iowa. Wisconsin gives Nestle Good Start and Iowa gives Enfamil.

Ae - posted on 04/06/2009

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In Illinois, the state contract changed in Feb of 2008 from Similac to Enfamil products. A doctor's prescription is allowed for medically prescribed formulas; however, Similac Advance and Carnation Good Start are not included.



I believe in Wisconsin, Carnation Good Start got a similar kind of contract written. . .



I also believe a mom should not give up her breastfeeding efforts, even if the duration is only for the time she is home on maternity leave. WIC employees usually have gone through some sort of breastfeeding peer counselor program (and have probably breastfed their children, too), so if you have questions, ask ladies!

Lynne - posted on 04/06/2009

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Massachusetts, Nestle Goodstart. DS was a preemie though and got Enfamil Enfacare with a precription from the NICU doctors.

Jennifer - posted on 04/06/2009

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WIC here in MI does Enfamil Products, I get Gentlease cause he has colic/gas real bad, no note form the dr. even needed!

Elizabeth - posted on 04/06/2009

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I live in Colorado, they give Enfamil Lipil. If the baby does not do well with Lipil, your docter can write a note for another kind, but it still has to be made by Enfamil.

Rosa - posted on 04/06/2009

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Similac Advanced-Texas; however I do know that my son was on Nutramigen for the first part of his life (6-7months). As long as you get a written prescription from your pediatrician, wic can provide this to you as well.

Brandy - posted on 04/06/2009

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Ohio- Similac , all types. I used Alimentum for our youngest and the soy for our oldest

Rebecca - posted on 04/06/2009

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have you gotten a doctors note stating that your child can not use that i know that that is what they do in mn if your child can not use that formula than wic has to honor the doctors request of whick to use, but they ask you to try it first to make sure that it works for them

Alisha - posted on 04/06/2009

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I am from Michigan I get WIC and out state provides Enfamil formula. My son needed a special kind because he had colic, so I had to get a note from my doctor so they could approve me for the Enfamil Nutramigen. The WIC is very helpful especially in the first few months but now my son is getting to the point where he going through a can of formula every three days and we only get eight cans a month. It sucks because his formula is so expensive!!!

Arlene - posted on 04/05/2009

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Quoting Megan:

I know that CO WIC only offers Enfamil! My daughter cannot eat it and I tried to get Similac and they would not work with me. It really sucks!!!



I know the feeling! WIC in PA offered Similac with my son now with my daughter I can only get Good Start. Not even a doctor's script could get me anything else. She reject the good start for the longest time! And it doesnt help when she was born the hospital was giving her Similac.

Amber - posted on 04/05/2009

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I live in IL and they only give Enfamil unless you get a prescription for a different one.

Britney - posted on 04/05/2009

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i live in nebraska and my girls cant have what they give because they have mspi so wic gives them alementum

Tiffany - posted on 04/05/2009

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I am in Germany, but I get it through the Air Force base here.  We get to choose either Similac Advance, Good Start or Enfamil.  But, the WIC here is so much different than it was in the states, so I am not sure if they just have their own standards because we are going through the base or if they follow a state. 

Stephanie - posted on 04/04/2009

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Hi I live in Anderson, SC and our Wic covers just about every formula. Me personally I used Nestle GoodStart and was very happy with that.

Cindy - posted on 04/04/2009

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MN also gets bids every couple years and goes with what is cheaper. Right now it's Similac Advanced but a year or two ago it was Enfamil. They'll also give you a different kind if your doc gives you a "prescription" for it.

Jennifer - posted on 04/04/2009

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I live in Indiana, and was on WIC with my first child,we had a hard time getting her to take formula ok (I couldn't breastfeed due to lack of milk production). We went through several different kinds and finally ended up on an organic soy formula. I think it depends on what your child can tolerate here. 

Dawn - posted on 04/04/2009

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i'm from NY and we get Enfamil unless you get a note from the dr then you can get other kinds.

Heather - posted on 04/04/2009

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I havne't been on wic for five years now, but here in IL they let me try a few different formulas til i found one tha worked with my daughter. I breast fed for the first three months, so when i switched to formula, she had awful reactions and constipation. They gave me samples and guidance on what would work best. I can't for the life of me remember which one Iended up chosing, but i know it wasn't a cheap formula, because it was "as close to breast milk as a processed drink could be" or so they claimed.

Megan - posted on 04/04/2009

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I know that CO WIC only offers Enfamil! My daughter cannot eat it and I tried to get Similac and they would not work with me. It really sucks!!!

Jes - posted on 04/04/2009

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FL still does Good Start. A medical diagnosis & script from the doctor are required to get anything else.

Stevie - posted on 04/04/2009

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Quoting Sarah:



Actually NE gives Enfamil but my friends kids can't use Enfamil so the WIC office gives her pro sobee.






pro sobee is from enfamil my son cant have emfamil either here but we cant give him simulac (you know the deal haha) but we have been givin a Rx of emfamil that he seems to be ajusting to but pr sobee is emfamil

Amy - posted on 04/04/2009

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I don't receive WIC anymore but years ago when I did I received Carnation Good Start.

Kris - posted on 04/04/2009

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Im from Indiana and WIC here offers Enfamil. I get enfamil prosobee when she doesn't get my breastmilk.

Sarah - posted on 04/04/2009

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Actually NE gives Enfamil but my friends kids can't use Enfamil so the WIC office gives her pro sobee.

Jennifer - posted on 04/03/2009

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I'm from California and they are using Emfamil now, when my daughter was on fromula it was similac.

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