WIC and Food Stamps
We used to get WIC until a just-out-of-college nutritionist tried to tell me to give my lactose intolerant son milk-based PediaSure..and wouldn't listen to why it was wrong even after showing her a label... Now our finances are back to such that I'm a debate away from going into the office again. I don't want to deal with that person. Especially with Eva's cavities.. (Which by the way, fermented cod liver oil is helping her tooth grow back!! YAY!!!) Anyway-small victory for me...but I know how the state likes to get involved in stuff once they have a toe in.
If I apply for food stamps-which would probably be more beneficial-they are going to want to put the kids on medicaid..And if I put the kids on medicaid, I will have to fight about well-baby visits and vaccinations... So I'm debating with myself how much do we really need?.... I avoid the doctor like the plague because the new nurse reported me for insisting on JUST a tetanus shot for Eva when she was 1 instead of a DTaP shot. They had to order it in, which meant a day wait-but we did go back and get it. And the crazy lady reported me for it. My child wasn't in danger, tetanus live in horse crap-there's no horse crap on my bed frame!
....Ok..rant over.. Still not at a decision on food stamps, but I am going to the WIC office when we go for our walk today. And dreading every second of it if the new nutritionist is still coming here.