WIC follows the CDC recommended schedule for preventing and controlling iron-deficiency anemia in high-risk populations. WIC's bloodwork requirements are:
- Pregnant women: as early as possible in the current pregnancy
- Postpartum women: once during the postpartum period, ideally within 6 weeks after delivery
- Infants: between 9 and 13 months
- Children: between 15 and 18 months and, thereafter, every 12 months if blood values are normal, every 6 months if values are low
This information is provided by the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program within the Department of Public Health .
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