What to Know About Baby Formula Shortage

Posted Thursday May 19, 2022



In light of current reports of infant formula shortages, we’ve gathered important information and resources about things that you should know and resources for help.

 

  • Never dilute formula. Diluting infant formula with water or other liquids can be dangerous and even life-threatening for babies, leading to a severe nutritional deficit and health issues.
  • Avoid homemade formula. Homemade formulas often lack or have inadequate amounts of critical nutrients. For example, babies fed homemade infant formula have been hospitalized due to hypocalcemia (low calcium).
  • Use of substitute formulas is OK. For most babies, if their regular brand of formula is not currently available, it is OK to substitute with a similar version. If you have questions about which formula is acceptable, or if you are still having difficulty finding formula, contact your child’s pediatric provider or WIC clinic.
  • Talk to your doctor. Consult with your pediatrician if your babies or children require a specialized formula and need a recommendation for a comparable formula to use.

 

Click the following to download the PDF:
Baby Formula Shortage Frequently Asked Questions
Ohio WIC Food and Formula Request Form

 

WHERE TO GET BABY FORMULA

Area Agency Phone Address Formula in stock How to schedule
Downtown Old St. Mary’s Church Pregnancy Center 513-929-9165 123 East 13th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 yes! Walk-ins welcome, need parent ID and proof of birth
Mt. Auburn Life Forward Pregnancy Center 513-961-7777 2415 Auburn Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45219 yes! ID from mom and proof of birth from infant
East Madisonville Pregnancy Center East 513-321-3100 4760 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45227 yes! call ahead, no documents required
West Pregnancy Center West 513-244-5700 4900 Glenway Ave Cincinnati, OH 45238 HUNDREDS ID from mom
Eastgate/Clermont A Caring Place 513-753-4357 4446 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd Cincinnati, OH 45244 limited supply no documentation needed
Harrison Reach Out Pregnancy Center 513-367-7710 803 East Broadway St. Harrison, OH 45030 no documentation needed
Georgetown Pregnancy Resource Center 937-378-6853 852 Mt. Orab Pike Suite B Georgetown, OH 45121 limited supply photo ID
Forest Park Women’s Center Forest Park 513-620-8844 1230 W. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45240 yes! photo ID, must complete classes to earn points to spend on items including formula
Lebanon Women’s Center Lebanon 513-934-1777 736 Columbus Ave Suite A Lebanon, OH 45036 yes! photo ID, must complete classes to earn points to spend on items including formula
Mt. Healthy Women’s Center Mt. Healthy 8146 Hamilton Ave 45231 yes! photo ID, must complete classes to earn points to spend on items including formula
Middletown Community Pregnancy Center 513-424-2229 3717 Roosevelt Blvd. Middletown, OH 45044 good supply, Neosure and Enfamil Enfacare available photo ID
Hamilton Pathway to Hope Women’s Center 513-895-2220 202 S. Monument Ave. Hamilton, OH 45011 limited supply come in for appointment
Springdale Life Forward Pregnancy Center 513-961-7777 2415 Auburn Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45219 yes! ID from mom and proof of birth from infant
Loveland Life Forward Pregnancy Center 513-961-7777 2415 Auburn Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45219 yes! ID from mom and proof of birth from infant

 

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