Women, Infants & Children




WIC is the nation’s most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition program. We provide wholesome food, nutrition education, and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant or post-partum, infants and children up to five years old.  

The program provides a card with benefits(EBT card) for WIC approved foods, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and health referrals to families.

We talk a lot about moms. But we offer support to anyone – working or not – who cares for a child including:

  • Moms
  • Single Fathers
  • Grandparents
  • Foster Parents
  • Step – Parents
  • Legal Guardians   

WIC approved foods 🍅🍇🍎🍓🥛🥕🍆provide essential vitamins and minerals needed to support growth.  Foods may include milk, plain yogurt, cheese, tofu, 100% fruit juice, soy-based beverages, eggs, fruits, vegetables, legumes, peanut butter, infant formulas and infant cereals, baby foods, hot and cold cereals, whole grain breads/tortillas, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.

Breastfeeding Support

Essex County WIC Program promotes breastfeeding as the #1 choice for newborn and infant nutrition.  Breastfeeding provides your baby with perfect nourishment containing the nutrients and antibodies your baby needs for excellent health.  Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest and creates a bond between mother and child.  Breastfeeding also has health benefits for the nursing mother.

Breastfeeding Resources

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NYS WIC Breastfeeding Information and Support

Breast Pump Availability

We can issue personal use breast pumps or loan out hospital-grade breast pumps to WIC participants.  The type of pump issued depends on the participant’s needs and available pumps at the time of request.  There is no fee for breast pump loan or issuance!


How We Can Help:

Peer Counseling

We can connect you with a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor.  Peer counselors are mothers who have breastfed at least one infant and received special training from WIC in how to provide breastfeeding support.  Call us at 873-3560 for more information.

Cory Murphy is a CLC (certified lactation consultant) shares some tips on a good latch while breastfeeding. Watch it here ⬇


Our most recent community engagement initiative in 2022 was the introduction of our WIC ‘N’ Pick series this summer. It was a tremendous hit for our families. Have a look at all the photos and fun!

Some of Our Favorite Videos...Great helpful resources

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Meet the Essex County WIC staff❤Corey Murphy is our Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and has been here with us at WIC for a year now. Corey is a registered nurse and certified lactation counselor who has been working with moms and babies since 2014. Here at WIC Corey’s role is to reach out to our expecting and breastfeeding mothers and be a resource for questions or concerns. Corey loves connecting with expecting mothers and providing education and support throughout their breastfeeding journey. Corey enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 year old son Julian on Lake Champlain. ... See MoreSee Less
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We will be at Hudson Headwaters in Ticonderoga March 27th from 9:30-2:00.First 10 families who come in for a height/weight check will win a free cup for their child. Lets celebrate #NationalNutritionMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.