Infant Formula Shortages: What WIC Families Can Do

Due to recent formula shortages, some stores may limit the number of cans that can be purchased per shopping trip. Tips for WIC participants:

  • Shop on or sooner after your benefit start date.
  • Call stores before you shop to ask if your formula is in stock or to find out when they expect to receive their next shipment.
  • Talk to your pediatrician about a safe alternative if you are having trouble finding your specific formula.
  • Parents and caregivers should never dilute infant formula and should not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants.

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