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Fall River WIC Nutrition Program

Fall River WIC Nutrition Program WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, a

WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding individuals and kids under 5 healthy! But, WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.

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DYK kids who are physically active have a lower risk for depression and perform better in school? Unfortunately, too few...
01/27/2023

DYK kids who are physically active have a lower risk for depression and perform better in school? Unfortunately, too few kids get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Learn what YOU can do to keep kids active: https://bit.ly/3VYKeFY
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01/27/2023

Save the date for our next Royal Readers program 2.27.23

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While a new baby can bring immense joy to a family, families also experience stress, fatigue, and difficulty adjusting t...
01/27/2023

While a new baby can bring immense joy to a family, families also experience stress, fatigue, and difficulty adjusting to a new routine and responsibilities. Many new mothers may have the baby blues after childbirth, which is a fairly normal occurrence that typically lasts less than two weeks. Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs after the birth of a child. While it’s often experienced by mothers, it can also be experienced by fathers.
Symptoms of Baby Blues include:
🌸Mood swings and crying spells
🌸Sadness and anxiety
🌸Feeling overwhelmed
🌸Reduced concentration

These symptoms do not interfere with functioning or infant care and are intermixed with feelings of happiness. These feelings are temporary and usually fade on their own within the first few weeks after birth.
If feelings of sadness, anxiety, and worry do not resolve within a few weeks, a parent may be experiencing postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders that may require treatment.
What are help/treatment options?
🌸Counseling - therapy can be an effective way to address the way parents are feeling, thinking, and acting. Individuals struggling with postpartum depression can benefit from learning new ways to cope with stress, and how to manage their feelings.
🌸Medication - For more information about medication use contact your healthcare provider.
🌸Support groups - Support groups can be helpful in a variety of ways like helping to make connections with other moms struggling with postpartum depression, learning helpful and practical coping skills from other moms, and reduces a sense of isolation.
🌸Supplemental supports - In addition to therapy and/or medication, many benefit from supplemental support like yoga, exercise & meditation.
It is always important to mention all treatments, whether prescribed or not, with your healthcare providers.

01/26/2023

On Wednesdays, we talk about Mental Health.

While a new baby can bring immense joy to a family, families also experience stress, fatigue, and difficulty adjusting t...
01/26/2023

While a new baby can bring immense joy to a family, families also experience stress, fatigue, and difficulty adjusting to a new routine and responsibilities. Many new mothers may have the baby blues after childbirth, which is a fairly normal occurrence that typically lasts less than two weeks. Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs after the birth of a child. While it’s often experienced by mothers, it can also be experienced by fathers.

Symptoms of Baby Blues include:

🌸Mood swings and crying spells
🌸Sadness and anxiety
🌸Feeling overwhelmed
🌸Reduced concentration

These symptoms do not interfere with functioning or infant care and are intermixed with feelings of happiness. These feelings are temporary and usually fade on their own within the first few weeks after birth.

If feelings of sadness, anxiety, and worry do not resolve within a few weeks, a parent may be experiencing postpartum depression or other perinatal mood disorders that may require treatment.

What are help/treatment options?

🌸Counseling - therapy can be an effective way to address the way parents are feeling, thinking, and acting. Individuals struggling with postpartum depression can benefit from learning new ways to cope with stress, and how to manage their feelings.

🌸Medication - For more information about medication use contact your healthcare provider.

🌸Support groups - Support groups can be helpful in a variety of ways like helping to make connections with other moms struggling with postpartum depression, learning helpful and practical coping skills from other moms, and reduces a sense of isolation.

🌸Supplemental supports - In addition to therapy and/or medication, many benefit from supplemental support like yoga, exercise & meditation.

It is always important to mention all treatments, whether prescribed or not, with your healthcare providers.

PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT! There were some technical difficulties last night, we have rescheduled the breastfeeding class t...
01/26/2023

PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT!
There were some technical difficulties last night, we have rescheduled the breastfeeding class to tonight!
Please use this link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84136199309

01/25/2023

Louder for the back 👏🏻
This is a complete statement. Pro Breastfeeding does not mean anti formula. Period.

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01/25/2023

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01/25/2023

Timeline photos

ONE WEEK from now, we'll be celebrating the winning artist of our logo contest! Come to City Hall to meet the six finalists, enjoy light refreshments and learn more about Fall River's website redesign project. Free merchandise will be given out after we announce the winner.

01/25/2023

Too many onesies!!!! These will be out in piles for $.50 each
0-3m, 3-6m and 6-9m
Girl/Boy piles

01/24/2023

What You Will Do The Green Team employment program is a 12-24 hour a week commitment for 14-21 year olds and pays current MA minimum wage. The program runs for 6 weeks in summer and 33 weeks in the school year in New Bedford and Fall River. The hours differ between school year and summer. 75% of work is paid outdoor stewardship work and 25% is paid virtual leadership and community engagement skill building.

Apply at: https://groundworksouthcoast.org/green-team-member-2021/

Photos from CFC Head Start Fall River's post
01/24/2023

Photos from CFC Head Start Fall River's post

Photos from Mass in Motion - Fall River's post
01/24/2023

Photos from Mass in Motion - Fall River's post

Most colds are safe and can be treated at home to give the little noses some relief! But if the symptoms seem severe, ru...
01/24/2023

Most colds are safe and can be treated at home to give the little noses some relief! But if the symptoms seem severe, rush to a pediatrician!

🌸 Saline drops and nasal aspirator: Suck the mucus out of the baby's nose to help him breathe easily. Your baby will not allow you to do this and will resist hard, but keep calm and use it! Trust me, your baby will feel so good after that!

🌸 Humidifier: It'll help keep the air moist and helps with baby's cold and cough.

🌸 Breastfeed often: Keeping them hydrated during cold is most important. Also the breastmilk has antibodies which help baby to fight against the germs!

🌸 Give steam: Run a hot shower and sit with your baby in the bathroom steam for few minutes. It'll help with their congestion and stuffy nose.

🌸 Elevate their head while sleeping: It'll help them breathe properly.

🌸 Encourage rest: Let your baby rest often and give him extra cuddles to comfort him! Proper sleep is essential for a healthy immune system!

Finally, be patient and give it some time. Cold will be gone mostly within


You deserve to feel safe! If you or someone you know have experienced recent violence or abuse and are looking for suppo...
01/23/2023

You deserve to feel safe! If you or someone you know have experienced recent violence or abuse and are looking for support, please call (800)834-3242 or (617)927-6250! For more information, please visit fenwayhealth.org/vrp

Watch the 👶, not the ⏰!
01/23/2023

Watch the 👶, not the ⏰!

Photos from Jade Postpartum's post
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Photos from Jade Postpartum's post

01/22/2023

Happy New Lunar Year! ❤️

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01/20/2023

If my children don’t want to be touched, DO NOT touch them.
Don’t bribe them with candy for a kiss or hug.
Don’t pick them up and force them to hug or kiss you.
Don't pressure them to give in when they are not comfortable.
We are not teaching people pleasing here, we are teaching respect and boundaries. If you don't like that, I'm sorry but I'm teaching my child that if they're not comfortable and don't want to be touched they have that right to not be. They can say no.
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Join us tonight! 4 South Main Street, Fall River MA from 5:30 to 7pm :) Family Support Center Resource Fair!
01/19/2023

Join us tonight! 4 South Main Street, Fall River MA from 5:30 to 7pm :)

Family Support Center Resource Fair!

01/17/2023
01/16/2023

Our next Free Clothing and Miscellaneous Giveaway will take place on ✅Sunday, January 15th from 11:00-4:00pm.

(☔️RAIN DATE is the 22nd)

This event is open to the public and you do not need to be a Fall River resident to attend.

Free Clothing, household goods, and miscellaneous items will be given away as well as some food items. This is our MONTHLY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY.

First come first served, we do not hold items for anyone.

This is also a great opportunity for those who are looking to volunteer with us for “COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS”! You can receive up to 8 hours in one day! 💪🙂

Please be courteous and respectful to those in attendance and to our volunteers.

⚠️If you have children who will be attending please keep an eye on them as we have had to deal with “kids behaving badly at our last event”
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. 😊 👚 👕 👗👖

Timeline photos
01/15/2023

Timeline photos

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will offer free admission on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

Spend a memorable day with family and friends while learning about fascinating wildlife from all over the world. Throughout the day, we'll have keeper chats, animal encounters and more to explore! Be sure to add your messages of hope and peace on murals in Franklin Park Zoo's Tropical Forest and the Animal Discovery Center at Stone Zoo. For more info, visit:
http://ow.ly/jAXQ50Mn6Gq
Mass Cultural Council

01/15/2023
Photos from Kids Eat in Color's post
01/15/2023

Photos from Kids Eat in Color's post

Here until 2pm 🥰 this and every Friday!   is making sweet and savory pancakes from the whey that was extracted from the ...
01/13/2023

Here until 2pm 🥰 this and every Friday! is making sweet and savory pancakes from the whey that was extracted from the Ricotta she made last week 😁 come get your fruits and veggies 🌽🥕🫑🥦🥬🥑🍅🥝🍈

Come get your fresh fruits and veggies! 🍈🍋🥝🍅🥑🥬🥦🥕🌽 and don't miss another cooking demonstration by Rhonda M. Fazio! See y...
01/13/2023

Come get your fresh fruits and veggies! 🍈🍋🥝🍅🥑🥬🥦🥕🌽 and don't miss another cooking demonstration by Rhonda M. Fazio!
See you all there this and every Friday!

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It's beginning to smell a lot like Valentine's, everywhere you go 🎶🥰❤️
01/12/2023

It's beginning to smell a lot like Valentine's, everywhere you go 🎶🥰❤️

01/12/2023

Keith from Fall River Community Media joined us at Opening Day last week, and put together a wonderful article and video clips about the market and the HIP (Healthy Incentives Program) offered through SNAP by DTA - THANK YOU Keith!

💻You can read and watch using this link:
https://frmedia.org/video-indoor-farmers-market-returns/

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With the prices of groceries increasing and the Federal Extra COVID SNAP benefits to end, please please please remember ...
01/12/2023

With the prices of groceries increasing and the Federal Extra COVID SNAP benefits to end, please please please remember to swipe your WIC card before your SNAP card! Your SNAP benefits roll over month to month, your WIC ones do not!

SNAP AFTER WIC DOES THE TRICK! 😀🍏🥑🥝🍞🥚🧀🍚🥛🧃

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01/12/2023

Another post on weaning from breastfeeding giving some tips on how to do this slowly 🙌🤱🏽

Repost from .nutrition

How to wean from breastfeeding

When i asked what you wanted to know about nursing past one, many of you actually wanted to know how to wean as well as how to postpone nursing, like if you’re out and about and don’t want to nurse right then.

There are many reasons why women choose to wean. Maybe they're just "over breastfeeding", maybe they are going to be separated from their baby so they want to slowly wean, or maybe there are other reasons. **Just note, if you and your baby are both enjoying breastfeeding and not ready to wean, then there is no reason to wean. Although society might put pressure on you to wean, there are many benefits to breastfeeding a toddler. Nonetheless if you'd like to wean, it's important to know how to go about it.

I recommend weaning to be a gradual process as opposed to going cold turkey. This will help prevent clogged ducts or mastitis, it can help with the emotional process since there is a shift in your hormones, as well as to protect your relationship with your baby, especially if they're not ready to wean. .
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✔️Some basic tips:

➖Do not offer the breast, but do not refuse
➖redirect your baby if they ask for the breast "how about we do this first..." “or not right. Ow, but later...” I use both of these a lot when I don’t want to nurse right then and there
➖cut out one feeding/pump session a day, or limit the time at the breast, to slowly decrease your supply
➖if your baby goes to sleep at the breast, have someone else do sleep time routines
➖if your baby is old enough to understand, have a conversation about stopping breastfeeding
➖drink sage tea/peppermint tea, eat Altoids, take Sudafed to help decrease your supply
➖be prepared to experience some mood swings, due to the shift in hormones. I’ve got a post soon about the emotional side of weaning

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WIC is hiring a Spanish speaking peer counselor!
01/11/2023

WIC is hiring a Spanish speaking peer counselor!

01/11/2023

Good parents come in many shapes and sizes. Don’t let other peoples parenting styles or choices make you feel bad about yours. We are all just trying to survive this ride 🫶🏼❤️

Day 2 of SnowPeople making! ☃️ But today, I got to learn the snowman dance too!🎶❄⛄️ Thank you for having me again! Head ...
01/11/2023

Day 2 of SnowPeople making! ☃️
But today, I got to learn the snowman dance too!🎶❄⛄️ Thank you for having me again! Head Start - Heritage Heights!

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Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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