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26 May 2022

WIC Formula Shortage Information

WIC Formula Shortage Information

In response to the recall, as well as the shortage of infant formula, Oregon WIC has temporarily added several different brands of infant formula to our benefits including Enfamil, Gerber and various store brands and sizes.

See the added formula options:

Temporary Choices for Powder Formula (English)

Sustituciones temporales para las formulas en polvo (Spanish)

Formula is often a baby’s only source of nutrition, so this has been an incredibly stressful time for families. Jackson County WIC has been helping families with this issue every day since the recall. Many families have to shop from store to store, trying to find formula.

We want to encourage WIC participants and the public:

  • Homemade infant formula is not safe and consequences include severe nutritional imbalances to foodborne illness.

  • The formula that is on the shelf if safe.  Even if it’s a different brand than what you typically use, using a generic or a different type of formula is a safe alternative to homemade options

For WIC participants who are struggling to understand the options available to them, they can view their WIC Shopper App or call Jackson County WIC at 541-774-8203