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January 17th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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I forgot to post about my wonderful WIC appt last week...ha.

Well, I was there all of 15 minutes. Awesome, right? Nah. I get called up to the window when I get there and the lady looks at my envelope and she's like "Oh, breastfeeding class, are you pregnant?!". Why yes, lady, here is my barely 3 MONTH OLD BABY. Of course, I'm pregnant. Lol. I tell her no, this is my new baby, I'm not pregnant. She tells me the breastfeeding class is only for pregnant people. (Okay? I didn't even know the little squiggle under "Nutrition" was for a breastfeeding class. How the heck am I supposed to know they put me down to take a breastfeeding class?!) So I'm like uhh, okay, that's cool I guess. So she asks if I'm good on the Gerber Gentle (I said yes?) so she says she's going to give me more vouchers and I'll come next month for "my nutrition". Lol. Right.

Apparently when she asked if I was "Good on the Gerber" she meant "You're good with the amount of formula you have right now?" because they didn't give me anymore formula vouchers! First of all, I'm getting 3 cans, which is like the least you can get or something. They still think I'm mostly BF'ing (huh, would've been great to have that class!) but I'm NOT and need more formula! So annoying. And I really think I was supposed to take a class because I was having BF'ing troubles at my last appt. Whatever. The lady didn't speak great English and her intonations were stupid lol

Now I get to go back at 8AM on FEBRUARY 15th (I must mention DH's birthday is Valentine's Day...think he wants to go to a WIC appt at 8 am the day after his bday? I wouldn't.)

Okay, I really can't complain because WIC is free formula and food but it was just frustrating. It's a lot to get Hannah ready and packed in the car, find a parking spot, get in there...lol okay I'm reaching.
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January 17th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Im sorry you had such a bad appointment. Can you call and ask them to give you something earlier because you need more formula sooner than February 15th? I dont think they will have a problem since they misunderstood you and she needs to eat lol. Btw, DF birthday is February 15th lol
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January 17th, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Lmao get out of my life Michelle!!!! Stop stealing everything lolol

Jk I'll try and see what they say. We're about to hopefully get stamps so that will help so much!
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January 17th, 2013, 01:42 PM
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1st time i went id just given birth and connor was still hospitalized to go on the exclusive BFing plan they required me to see there LC...........there LC had flipping bronchites & had still come into work (at a place with "infant care" in its freaking title) so yeah i get not being a wic fan ........im not even sure if im going back I ran out of voouchers in dec And iv not decided if i think its worth actully takeing Connor through those doors to get more.
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January 17th, 2013, 01:44 PM
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Yep everyone in the house got sick after I went to my first appt! Definitely related IMO. I did see a great LC though....wish I'd seen her again
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January 17th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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I didn't like everything you have to go through for WIC here. I am not usually the one shopping either and my husband hates dealing with it. Sorry you had such a rough time.
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January 17th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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I understand!! I was on WIC with my son Jakob and I hated going. Also our WIC is at the health unit where I got all my DD's shots so I have been there a lot. Its never fun that is for sure!
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January 17th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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I would call them! My dh is feb 25th and my stepson's is the 23rd...lol.
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January 17th, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Yeah I hate going, and I feel like Hannah know this. She always poops before or during our appts lol
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January 17th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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I had problems one time with getting formula, buy i would just call asap and tell them you misunderstood and you are almost out of formula, we get 10 cans here
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January 17th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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Wow yeah I need that much lol
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January 17th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I get 9 cans and we just got stamps as well, definitely a blessing.
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January 17th, 2013, 05:00 PM
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I would call them! My dh is feb 25th and my stepson's is the 23rd...lol.
My son's bday is the 25th lol
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January 17th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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Sorry you had such a terrible experience. For sure call and get more.
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January 17th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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They only give you 3 cans?! They give us 9 here....
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January 17th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Are you still breastfeeding is that why they only give you 3?
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January 17th, 2013, 07:21 PM
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you have to tell them you want to switch plans if you want more.

at least here you do becuse theres 3 plans

the exclusive bf plan gives you food
the suplament plan gives you a little less food and a few formula cans
the formula fed plan gives lots of formula and like a jug of milk for you

(im assuming most programs are the same)
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January 17th, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Yeah I hate going, and I feel like Hannah know this. She always poops before or during our appts lol
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January 17th, 2013, 10:18 PM
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I get 9 cans of formula, vegetables or fruits, 2 jars of peanut butter, 4 gallons of milk, cereal, eggs and frozen juice each month.
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January 18th, 2013, 08:06 AM
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I WAS BF'ing at my last appt and they only gave me 3 cans so I could try and EBF again. But now she won't nurse so that's down the drain. I should have asked but that lady was just intense and overwhelming lol
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