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WIC Formula


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Due to the nationwide formula shortage, Minnesota WIC is able to temporarily offer other types of formula, or substitutions, for the formula listed on your WIC benefits.

However, Minnesota WIC is also transitioning to a new formula contract with Enfamil products beginning in October, 2022. This change will impact formula substitutions in September and October. For participants using Similac Soy Isomil formula, there is no change.

If you have Similac on your WIC benefits, use the Similac Formula Recall Minnesota WIC Approved Substitutions List (PDF). NOTE! September 28th is the last day to buy Enfamil formula as a substitute for Similac formula. On September 29, the Minnesota WIC Similac Formula Substitutions list will be posted to this webpage and replace the Similac Formula Recall Minnesota WIC Approved Substitutions List. This revised list, dated September 29, 2022, will no longer have any Enfamil formulas on it.

If you have Enfamil on your WIC benefits, use the Minnesota WIC Enfamil Formula Substitutions (PDF). NOTE! You will not be able to purchase Similac Advance, Sensitive, Spit Up, or Total Comfort. Only Enfamil formulas will be allowed.

If you have a medical formula on your WIC benefits, use the Minnesota WIC Medical Formula Substitutions (PDF) NOTE! This is for participants using medically prescribed formula (Neosure, EnfaCare, Nutramigen, Alimentum or Hypoallergenic formula). Call your WIC clinic if you need one of these formulas.

For help with the formula transition beginning October 1, 2022:
Infant Formula (PDF) - Effective October 1, 2022 - Contract Formula Shopping Guide Inserts in English and Spanish

MN WIC Infant Formulas (PDF) - Effective October 1, 2022 - Similac formulas and the Enfamil formulas that are most like them.

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers by Participants (PDF)

Changing Formulas (PDF) - what to expect when changing your baby's formula and how to safely switch to a new formula.


Other resources for your family:
Breastfeeding Support During an Infant Formula Recall

Cronobacter Infection and Infants | CDC - If you have questions about how to safely prepare formula for your child, contact your health care provider.

FDA Advises Parents and Caregivers to Not Make or Feed Homemade Infant Formula to Infants

American Academy of Pediatrics: Don't feed homemade formula to babies; seek help instead


Updated Wednesday, 07-Sep-2022 06:21:59 CDT