Saline County WIC

Saline County WIC WIC helps women who are pregnant, postpartum,(pregnancy ended less than six months ago) or breastfee This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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10/23/2021

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MYTH: My baby will develop a flat head laying on their back.
FACT: Placing a baby to sleep on their back, in a safety approved crib with a fitted sheet is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). To reduce the chance of flat spots on your baby’s head provide “tummy time” when your baby is awake and someone is watching, change the direction that your baby lies in the crib from one week to the next and avoid too much time in car seats, carriers, and bouncers.

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10/23/2021

Photos from Missouri Department of Social Services's post

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10/22/2021

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Avoid smoke exposure, alcohol and illicit drug use during pregnancy and after childbirth. Not smoking around your infant is the healthiest for baby and you, and often leads to fewer colds and infections for baby. #SafeSleepMO #KeepingKidsSafe

10/22/2021

ATTENTION: We have 134 WIC participants that still need to update their eWIC card for November for the increase in fruits and vegetables benefits!!!
DON'T MISS OUT !!!!
NEED TO HAVE THEM UPDATED BY OCT 29TH OR BEFORE YOU USE THEM IN NOVEMBER OTHERWISE WE WON'T BE ABLE TO INCREASE!!!
CALL 660-886-9494.

10/19/2021

GRANDES NOTICIAS WIC HA AUMENTADO LA CANTIDAD DE $$ FRUTAS Y VERDURAS PARA NOVIEMBRE Y DICIEMBRE DE 2021.
Entonces, si tiene beneficios para noviembre, llámenos antes del 1 de noviembre para que podamos programar una cita para aumentar la cantidad de $$.

Incrementos para noviembre y diciembre:
Niños = $ 24
Embarazada y posparto = $ 43
Madres que amamantan = $ 47

Llame al 886-9494 antes del 1 de noviembre. La actualización de la tarjeta eWIC no tomará mucho tiempo.

10/19/2021

Please call 660-886-9494 to update your eWIC card for November and DECEMBER benefits!!!

GREAT NEWS WIC HAS INCREASED THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES $$ FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2021.
SO if you have benefits for November please call us before Nov 1 so we can schedule an appointment to increase the $$ amount.

Increases for November and December:
Children = $24
Pregnant and Postpartum = $43
Breastfeeding moms = $47

Call 886-9494 before Nov 1. The eWIC card update will not take long.

10/16/2021

Please call 886-9494 M-F 8-5 to schedule a time to update your eWIC card to update November and DECEMBER benefits!!!

10/15/2021

GREAT NEWS WIC HAS INCREASED THE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES $$ FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2021.
SO if you have benefits for November please call us before Nov 1 so we can schedule an appointment to increase the $$ amount.

Increases for November and December:
Children = $24
Pregnant and Postpartum = $43
Breastfeeding moms = $47

Call 886-9494 before Nov 1. The eWIC card update will not take long.

10/13/2021
Crafts for kids!

If you are not following the Marshall PAT page thought I would share a cute idea!!!

10/13/2021

Here is an updated map of the Little Free Pantries here in Marshall!

10/13/2021

We have appointments available for those that have missed their in Sept and Oct. We have 31 participants that need to reschedule for their appointment in Sept and already 28 participants that have missed in October. DON'T WAIT UNTIL END OF THE MONTH AS THE NEXT 2 WEEKS OF OCTOBER IS ALMOST FULL.
Call 886-9494 ASAP to reschedule!!!

10/05/2021
10/01/2021

WIC will be back to doing all appointments over the phone as we continue to have participants come in sick and so happened to be positive which is putting us all at risk of getting it as well. If you have any questions please call 886-9494.

The Saline County Health Department WIC staff are here to assist you at your WIC APPOINTMENTS. If you need an appointmen...
09/28/2021

The Saline County Health Department WIC staff are here to assist you at your WIC APPOINTMENTS. If you need an appointment call 660-886-9494.
Front left to right: Glenda, Brenda, Jana and Kadie. Miss Kadie is our new Peer Counselor and we are excited to have her join our team!!!

The Saline County Health Department WIC staff are here to assist you at your WIC APPOINTMENTS. If you need an appointment call 660-886-9494.
Front left to right: Glenda, Brenda, Jana and Kadie. Miss Kadie is our new Peer Counselor and we are excited to have her join our team!!!

09/28/2021
09/18/2021
Good Saturday morning!!!  Would you try? Looks yummy!  I would chop up a hard boiled egg in with the avocado!  (RECIPE I...
09/11/2021

Good Saturday morning!!! Would you try? Looks yummy! I would chop up a hard boiled egg in with the avocado! (RECIPE IN COMMENTS)

Good Saturday morning!!! Would you try? Looks yummy! I would chop up a hard boiled egg in with the avocado! (RECIPE IN COMMENTS)

09/04/2021

Queremos informarles que la oficina de WIC estará realizando las citas de certificaciones y Medias certifícanos por teléfono y no en persona, debido al COVID-19. Llámenos el martes septiembre 8 al 660-886-9494 si tiene alguna duda o pregunta.

09/04/2021

Just fyi: WIC will be doing Certification and Mid-Certification appointments over the phone again vs in person due to Covid-19!!!
Call 886-9494 if you have questions Tuesday Sept 8th.

09/02/2021

We are requesting that if you or your child is sick and/or have a fever please call to reschedule!!!
660-886-9494

09/02/2021

We are asking everyone to wear a mask while at your WIC appointments!

08/31/2021
08/30/2021

When and How to Start Introducing Sippy Cups to Your Baby

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, your little one is likely ready for you to begin introducing sippy cups to him or her between 6 – 9 months old. Usually, if your baby can sit up by themselves in a high chair – meaning, he or she has good neck control, can sit upright unassisted for lengthy periods of time, and can move their head and hands independently – then you can start thinking about introducing sippy cups and moving away from feedings exclusively by breast and/or bottle. In fact, a recent Pediatrics study discovered that about 9 months old is the “ideal” age to transition babies away from the bottle (though direct nursing can – and should – continue for as long as both you and your baby desire); with 12 months being about when he or she should be drinking exclusively by sippy cup (and breast, if you are continuing to nurse).
There are some important reasons why introducing sippy cups around this time is beneficial to your baby, including:

Bottles may increase instances of tooth decay. This is simply because of the mechanics of sucking from a bottle versus drinking from a sippy cup. Sugar stays longer on the teeth this way, which can lead to cavities.

Kids who still use a bottle by age 2 have a higher risk of obesity later. Research indicates that toddlers who are still using a bottle at age 2 are more likely to be obese by the time they’re just 6 years old. This is often because these kids will learn to carry their bottle around with them and sip on it frequently, despite being on a diet of primarily solids by this time – which can lead to too many calories per day.

Conversely, the opposite could also happen – kids who grow too dependent on their bottle may not wish to eat many solids, with their bottle staying as their primary source of nutrition even as they transition into toddlerhood.

Prolonged use of the bottle may affect the positioning and development of adult teeth later. Evidence shows that the mechanics of constant sucking may affect the development of facial muscles, the roof of your baby’s mouth, and the eventual positioning of their adult teeth. This can result in an overbite, crooked teeth, and the eventual need for orthodontics later in life.

With that in mind, it’s important to tread lightly and remember that your little one may still be very attached to their bottle right now. This can be a scary change for your baby, so be patient and start introducing sippy cups as a gradual transition – rather than a sudden, abrupt change in routine. Consider the following to help you slowly get your baby familiarized with this strange new contraption:

Let your baby look, touch, and hold. Chances are, your little one will be more interested in how the sippy cup looks, how it feels in their hands, and even what happens when they drop it before they’ll be interested in what’s inside and how to drink from it. Start by bringing out a sippy cup each day – empty, so as not to waste any of your precious liquid gold! – and let them play with it to become familiar.

Show your little one how to take a proper sip. Once he or she is familiarized with the look, feel, and mechanics of the sippy cup, start filling it with a small amount of your pumped breast milk and showing them how to take a sip. Try guiding their hands onto the handles and helping them lift the spout to their mouth, and then letting a drop or two dribble onto their lips.

Keep it slow and steady. If your baby is especially attached to their bottle and/or your breast, try replacing one feeding per day with feeding from their sippy cup. By gradually increasing the number of daily feedings by sippy cup, your little one has a chance to ease into the change.

Make it fun! Don’t forget to celebrate your baby and show him or her how excited you are each time they willingly accept and finish a feeding from their new sippy cup. This is a great way to help your baby learn that change isn’t a bad or scary thing, and that you are happy to support and encourage them as they continue growing. Once your little one has fully transitioned to sippy cups (with or without continued, occasional nursing sessions at the breast), celebrate this new milestone as much as you’d like, mama – this time is yours to enjoy with your baby!

Introducing sippy cups can be a process, and most babies won’t make a clean break from the bottle overnight. There may be some days when your little one will readily take feedings from their sippy cup and show a great deal of interest, and there will likely be some days when they’re just not that into it. Remember to be patient and don’t force things – the balance between going at your little one’s pace and providing strong encouragement as they grow and achieve these milestones isn’t always simple or linear. The most important thing is that your baby is well and growing just as he or she should!

Shared article from Medela.

Please wear a mask at your WIC APPOINTMENTS!Use una mascarilla en sus Citas de WIC!
07/22/2021

Please wear a mask at your WIC APPOINTMENTS!
Use una mascarilla en sus Citas de WIC!

Please wear a mask at your WIC APPOINTMENTS!
Use una mascarilla en sus Citas de WIC!

07/22/2021

We are happy to announce that Katy Trail Dental will be doing dental screenings once again at our WIC Clinic starting Sept 21.
Please call to make an appointment 660-886-9494.

07/22/2021

We have had 40 missed WIC appointments this month...5 this morning. Due to vacations we will not be doing Certifications or Mid-certifications the last week in July. We can reschedule those appointments first week in August. We will only have eWIC uploads available the last week of July.
Call 660-886-9494 to reschedule if you missed an appointment.

Photos from Saline County WIC's post
07/15/2021

Photos from Saline County WIC's post

06/25/2021

Phone lines are still down but we are still working so of you have an appointment please come.

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1825 Atchison Ave
Marshall, MO
65340

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

+16608869494

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