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WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. WIC is a special food and nutrition program for women, infants and children under age five. The goal of WIC is to promote good health through nutrition and education. It provides food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health and other needs.



All Detroit Health Department WIC clinics have staff on site to assist with breastfeeding and breast pumps available for breastfeeding moms who qualify.

There is also a breastfeeding support group called Mommies Café that meets on the second Tuesday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Mommies Café is held at The Family Place, 8726 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.


The WIC program works with Immunizations to help provide shots to all families who need them. WIC staff checks the immunization record of all enrolled infants and children and makes referrals if needed.

For more information, please call (313) 876-4555.

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