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We are in the midst of a baby formula shortage across America. With production sped up and shipments arriving from overseas, parents are still struggling to find what their babies need. It is always important to never water down formula to make it last longer, and many parents may feel like they don't have a choice.

You can help infants that rely on formula when you...

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1️⃣ NEED HELP FINDING BABY FORMULA?

OPTION 1: WIC is a program that supplies infants and children with food by providing parents with vouchers that pay for formula, baby food, etc. Contact your local WIC office to see if you qualify for emergency formula assistance. Also, ask where formula can be located. Find your local WIC office at 

https://www.wicprograms.org/ 

OPTION 2: If you or someone you know is in need of baby formula, consider contacting The Human Milk Banking Association of America or Mother's Milk Bank to receive donations of breast milk. Find the location nearest to you at: 

https://www.hmbana.org/find-a-milk-bank/ 

AND 

https://milkbank.org/ 

OPTION 3: Contact your child's pediatrician to ask for any free formula samples they can distribute. You can also ask the doctor to fill out this form to request an urgently needed formula for your child. 

https://static.abbottnutrition.com/cms-prod/abbottnutrition-2016.com/img/22-PSN-C_Print-Metabolics_Urgent_Product_RequestForm_FA04a.pdf 

Fax the completed form and physician order to 1-877-293-9145.

2️⃣ WANT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED?

OPTION 1: You can donate breastmilk to the milk banks by tapping the above links.

OPTION 2: You can also volunteer with or donate to the milk banks listed above.

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Source: Abbott Nutrition, The Human Milk Banking Association of America, Mother's Milk Bank, WIC Programs

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