Parent sessions

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Parent sessions—for you!
• You’ll be in a group with a WIC educator and other parents.
• You can bring a family member or friend.
• You and the other parents can talk together about your experiences.
• The WIC educator will share information that can help you and your family.
• You’ll get tips for keeping your child and family healthy.
• You can share your concerns.
• You can ask questions.

Parent sessions when you are pregnant
You can go to parent sessions on several topics:
Breastfeeding
Planning life with your baby
How a new baby acts
Understanding your new baby

You can also attend a breastfeeding support group at your WIC center.

Breastfeeding support groups
• You can go to any of our breastfeeding support groups when you’re pregnant and after the baby is born.
• Our breastfeeding support groups meet once a week or more often at each of our WIC centers.
• You don’t need an appointment to go to a breastfeeding support group.
• Just walk right in!

Parent sessions after your baby is born
You can go to a session soon after your baby is born:
Newborn baby behavior

If you are breastfeeding, you can start or continue going to your breastfeeding support group.

Parent sessions when your baby is 4 or 5 months old
You can go to a session about feeding your baby:
Feeding your older baby solid foods

If you are breastfeeding, you can start or continue going to your breastfeeding support group.

Parent sessions after your baby turns 1 year old
You will have a chance to go to parent sessions on different topics.

This year WIC educators and parents are discussing:
Healthy Meals–Happy Mealtimes
Not My Kids
Rethink Your Drink
Be Better

You can continue going to your breastfeeding support sessions as often as you like.

Healthy Meals, Happy Mealtimes
We’ll talk about turning stressful mealtimes into happy ones. Do you ever worry your child isn’t eating enough? What does it mean to trust your child’s appetite? And why is this important?

Not My Kids
We’ll talk about ways to keep your children from developing diabetes. Did you know that childhood obesity can lead to diabetes? What do you already do to keep your family healthy?

Rethink Your Drink
We’ll talk about the problems with drinks that have added sugar. How can you tell if a drink or food has added sugar?

Be Better
We’ll talk about small changes that can lead to better health for you and your family. How can you and your family be active inside your home? Which is the best drink for you and your family?

Read about WIC eligibility here>>