WIC continues to strengthen

Women and Infant Care (WIC), a program offered through the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, continues to thrive."Our breastfeeding education component of WIC continues to strengthen," said Julie Kasmierski, WIC director. "Our breastfeeding peer counseling contacts are at an all-time high. During the month of January, our breastfeeding peer counselors had 284 contacts with pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers."The figure climbed to 323 contacts in February."These 'contacts' include visits at the clinic site, phone calls to and from clients, and text messaging from clients," Kasmierski said. "Many of our younger WIC participants prefer we text and we have made this option available to them."WIC officials also pay tribute to doctors today, March 30, in recognition of National Doctors Day.Pick up a copy of the Friday, March 30, 2012 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.