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I agree with what you're saying. The money that goes into WIC could be used more efficiently on healthier foods. I was grateful that it provided some needed protein in my diet but the choice of foods is definitely influenced by politics/lobbying.
My local WIC was very breastfeeding-friendly (they always asked "how is breastfeeding going" rather than "are you still breastfeeding", even at 10 or 11 months of age). I was confused as to why my 6 month old baby would suddenly need around 70 jars of food a month...shouldn't solids be introduced gradually and milk (breast milk or formula) make up the majority of the diet for the first year? I ate a lot of apple-blueberry sauce myself and used the sweet potatoes in baked goods. Mostly I just didn't buy the number of jars I was allotted.
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I know I've worn my baby facing out (not for long periods of time), but hope to do it less with my next. I would like to learn back carries (in something), and get better at hip carries in the ring sling. Those are both good for babies who want to see out, I think.
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