RiverStone Health WIC was recently recognized for excellence in lactation care by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association.
The IBCLC Care Award was given to RiverStone Health WIC in recognition for having an IBCLC staff member and for activities that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. RiverStone Health WIC will be included in the IBCLC Care Directory at www.ilca.org.
RiverStone Health WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture to promote the health and well-being of low-income families. WIC helps eligible low-income pregnant women, new moms, breastfeeding moms, and parents of children under age five.
In addition, WIC applications are accepted from fathers, foster parents, guardians, grandparents or step-parents of a child under 5. WIC offers families breastfeeding promotion and support, benefits to buy healthy foods, health and social service referrals, and tips for eating well to improve health.
Over the past 12 months, RiverStone Health WIC, which operates in Yellowstone, Carbon, Musselshell, and Stillwater counties, serves nearly 2,800 participants each month.