This is a WIC commercial worth showing. The money spent on this commercial could save tax payers so so so much money if it can help convince more WIC moms to choose breastfeeding or to remind them before they give up breastfeeding to call their WIC office or WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for help and support.
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Ever wonder what to do with all that Juicy Juice that you receive on WIC? When my first child was about 6 months old, I quit my job to care for some of her medical needs, and we got on WIC. This was before the changes in WIC, and I don’t remember how many bottles of Juicy Juice we got a month, but it was A LOT to us who were used to hardly ever drinking juice (I got them for breastfeeding and then when our daughter turned 1 year old she started getting them instead).
About the same time, my husband decided he needed to try and lose his baby weight (he gained 15 pounds during my pregnancy). I suggested he try replacing his normal beverage drinks (milk and occasionally soda) with juice/water from our growing Juicy Juice stash.
I picked up a book at a garage sale once called The Tightwad Gazette and it’s full of ideas on how to live on practically nothing. If I remember right, none of her ideas had anything to do with accepting government assistance or even help from charities, but she did have extreme measures in some cases: reusing tin foil, washing and reusing plastic baggies…ideas that would be considered quite hip and green in today’s culture.