I've been breastfeeding for 6 months now and do not have financial issues relating to the care of my child. However my neighbor recently stopped breastfeeding and realized that baby formula can be very expensive. Even with coupons powdered baby milk often costs $15 a can. Since she buys baby food and baby juice, the cost of feeding her child is skyrocketing. Her plight made me think about how many other women must be in her shoes. For those of you who may be struggling, a program named Women, Infants, and Children or WIC can be a life saver. Although my neighbor doesn't qualify for the benefit, I know many people who do. Not only do they receive formula, but they get gallons of milk, juice, cereal, peanut butter and other nutritious foods at no cost to them. I encourage every struggling mother to visit their local WIC office or the website to find out if you may qualify for the service.