The U.S. Department of Agriculture shared finalized changes to the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children on Tuesday. The program updates reduce the amount of milk provided to participants in the program, known as WIC.

About 6.6 million mothers and children participated in WIC during the 2023 fiscal year. Participants receive benefits to purchase certain foods based on their age and dietary needs.

The new rule that goes into effect in two years provides families more assistance to purchase fruits and vegetables while funding for milk has been reduced. The program will provide 3 gallons of milk per month for toddlers, down from the previous 4 gallons. Children ages 2 to 4 will be allotted 3.5 gallons, down from the previous 4 gallons. Full breastfeeding mothers will now receive 4 gallons, down from the monthly maximum of 6 gallons.

Read more about the new WIC rule here.