Locations and Hours

Locations

New Castle County Clinics

Clinic Address Phone FAX
Claymont Community Center 3301 Green St., Claymont, DE 19703 (302) 605-4099 (302) 622-4189
Hudson State Service Center 501 Ogletown Rd., Newark, DE 19711 (302) 605-4066 (302) 622-4189
Northeast State Service Center 1624 Jessup St., Wilmington, DE 19802 (302) 605-4099 (302) 622-4189
West End Neighborhood House 710 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, DE 19805 (302) 605-6653 (302) 622-4189

Kent County Clinics

Clinic Address Phone FAX
Milford Riverwalk 253 NE Front St., Milford, DE 19963 (302) 605-1833
Spanish: (302) 605-4077
(302) 622-4188
Smyrna State Service Center 200 S. DuPont Blvd., Ste. 101, Smyrna, DE 19977 (302) 605-1833
Spanish: (302) 605-4077
(302) 622-4188
Williams State Service Center 805 River Rd., Dover, DE 19901 (302) 605-1833
Spanish: (302) 605-4077
(302) 622-4188

Sussex County Clinics

Clinic Address Phone FAX
Pyle State Service Center 34314 Pyle Center Rd., Frankford, DE 19945 (302) 605-4055
Spanish: (302) 605-4077
(302) 622-4160
Shipley State Service Center 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford, DE 19973 (302) 605-4055
Spanish: (302) 605-4077
(302) 622-4160
Georgetown @ La Red 21444 Carmean Way, Georgetown, DE 19947 (302) 605-4055
Spanish: (302) 605-4077
(302) 622-4160

If you have any questions about the WIC Program call:

Clinic hours

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED, except for walk-in days.
New Castle: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thrusday Friday
Claymont 8:30 am-12:00 pm
1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Hudson
(Newark)
8:00 am-4:30 pm
Northeast
(Wilmington)
8:00 am-4:30 pm
West End
(Wilmington)
8:00 am-4:30 pm
Kent: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thrusday Friday
Williams (Dover) 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Smyrna 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Milford 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Sussex: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thrusday Friday
Georgetown 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Pyle
(Frankford)
8:30 am-12:00 pm
Shipley
(Seaford)
8:00 am-4:30 pm

Feeding a 6-7 Month Old

Feed solids with a spoon and from a bowl, never from a bottle.

Feeding a 10-12 Month Old

Breast milk is the most important source of nutrition for your baby, even after you start offering solid foods.

Feeding a 8-9 Month Old

Feed solids with a spoon. Never put cereal in a bottle.

Tips

Mom new born home

Breast milk and formula feeding:

Around 2-3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months of age, babies may experience a growth spurt when they feed more often.

As they grow babies can hold more milk, so feedings may become further apart and take less time.

To prevent choking, always hold your baby when feeding. Never prop up a bottle to feed.

Start offering whole milk when your baby is one year old.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and that breastfeeding continue for at least 12 months and beyond.

feeding solid foods

Feeding solid foods:

Wait to offer solid foods until your baby:

To prevent choking, always hold your baby when feeding. Never prop up a bottle to feed.

Try one new food at a time. Wait 5 days before trying another new food to watch for allergies. Food allergies may include wheezing, rash, or diarrhea.

Introduce peanut butter around 6 months. Spread a small, thin smear of peanut butter or nut butter thinly on a cracker.  Watch your baby for any reaction for the next 2 hours.

Babies under one year should NOT have honey due to the risk of botulism. Also, babies should not have foods that can cause choking like nuts or whole grapes.

All babies are different. Talk with WIC or your baby’s healthcare provider about your baby’s needs.

Feeding Cues

Feeding a 4-5 Month Old

Before teeth come in, wipe gums with a soft, clean wash cloth after each feeding, especially before bed.

Feeding a 0-3 Month Old

Newborns have tiny tummies and need to be fed often. In the first few weeks, you may need to wake your baby to feed if they sleep longer than 4 hours.

Growth Spurts

Many babies are fussy during a growth spurt and will want to nurse longer and more often. This is called cluster feeding. This is your baby’s way of helping you increase your milk supply so that you can keep up with their needs. Remember, the more your baby nurses, the more milk your body makes.

Growth spurts can happen at any time, and every baby is different.

They often happen at these ages:

two-three-weeks

2 to 3 Weeks

6 Weeks

three-months

3 Months

six-months

6 Months

What foods can I get?