Nutrition as the building block for your baby's growth

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Nutrition as the building block for your baby’s growth

In the time between your baby’s conception and her fifth birthday, she is going to go through almost uncountable changes. She is going to develop an entire human brain out of nowhere, and then use that brain to dream, develop circadian rhythms, and learn a whole new language (her first one!). She will double, then triple her birth weight, and then actually slow down growing long enough to work on her coordination for walking, running, jumping, and even holding a pencil. And all of these great big achievements are going to be fueled the same list of important nutrients.

The goal of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is to make sure that all children in the U.S. get the same access to these important nutrients, and more families are eligible for this benefit than you might think - in 2014, almost 62% of all infants in the U.S. were eligible for WIC. To see if your family might be eligible for WIC benefits, tap the button below to visit their website.

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