Posted on May 18, 2022

Half of Infants in the U.S. Are on WIC

Athena Thorne, PJ Media, May 16, 2022

One shocking fact that has come to light as the nation wrestles with a baby formula shortage is that half of U.S. infants receive WIC (federal food assistance).

According to the USDA website, “The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.”

“WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States,” the USDA proudly tells us.


For starters, a disastrous 40% of babies in the United States are now born out of wedlock. In addition, around 39% of marriages will end up in divorce. This makes for a lot of single-parent households — one of the strongest predictors there is for financial struggles.


The site provides a bulleted list of locations where needy parents can latch onto the public assistance program, such as hospitals, county health departments, community centers, and — I kid you not — “Migrant health centers and camps.” So amid the shortage, not only is a sizable chunk of baby formula shipped to the border for newly arriving “asylum seekers,” but once the Biden Collective distributes the migrants around the country, they compete with Americans for short supplies of baby formula — which the foreign nationals receive free of charge on the taxpayers’ dime.

Currently, women and children whose household income is up to 185% of the federal poverty guideline are eligible for WIC assistance. {snip}