Navigating the infant formula shortage

 
Manufacturer Hotlines

  • Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert : reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant who can help you find a similar formula that may be more readily available

  • Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540

  • Abbott’s urgent product request line : ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request

  • Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)

Local Resources
  • Locate your nearest Community Action Agency (CAA). 

  • United Way’s 2-1-1 : dial 2–1-1 to be connected to a community resource specialist affiliated with United Way who may be able to help you identify food pantries and other charitable sources of local infant formula and baby food.

  • Feeding America : call your local food bank to ask whether they have infant formula and other supplies in stock.

  • Human Milk Banking Association of North America  (HMBANA): certain HMBANA-accredited milk banks are distributing donated breast milk to mothers in need; please note that some may require a prescription from a medical professional. Find an HMBANA-accredited milk bank .

  • Contact your local WIC  office to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby.

  • Call your OBGYN or pediatrician to see if they have in-office samples or can suggest a similar formula that may be more readily available

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