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Temporary New Kentucky WIC Options due to Similac formula Recall:  

  • You may contact your WIC clinic to learn about changing your baby’s formula to the large (about 30 ounces) Similac Formula can size.  If you receive eWIC benefits for the larger can size, you will temporarily be able to substitute similar formulas (Enfamil, Good Start, Kroger, Comfort, Walmart Parent Choice, Meijer, etc.) if your baby’s can size is not on the store shelf.
  • You may contact your WIC clinic to learn about changing your baby’s formula to medium (about 19-25 ounces) Infant Formula can size. If you receive eWIC benefits for the medium can size, you will temporarily be able to substitute similar formulas (Enfamil, Good Start, Kroger, Comfort, Walmart Parent Choice, Meijer, Tippy Toes, etc.) if your baby’s can size is not on the store shelf.

Important Information about the Recall:

  • To learn more about the Similac Recall and determine if you have recalled formula, visit www.Similacrecall.com
  • If you have Similac formula that is Not recalled, you may continue to use that formula.
  • If you have Recalled Similac formula:
    • Do Not feed recalled formula to your infant/child
    • Parents and caregivers of infants who have used the recalled formula, and are concerned about the health of their child, should contact their child’s health care provider.  If your child is experiencing illness, you should notify your child’s healthcare provider and seek medical care for your child immediately.
    • Never dilute infant formula and do not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants.  Avoid purchasing imported formula through online sales, as it has the potential to be unsafe.
    • Do Not throw the can of recalled formula away, you will need the can to return to the store, Similac or the clinic.
    • You may return the recalled open and unopened cans of formula to the store for an exchange or refund/store credit, contact Similac at www.Similacrecall.com or return your formula to your WIC clinic for replacement benefits.
      • If your infant is on Alimentum, you may be issued Ready-to-Feed, or with a doctor’s prescription a different formula.
      • If your infant is on Elecare, you will need a new prescription from your doctor for an appropriate formula before WIC can change your infant/child’s benefits.
      • If your infant is on Similac Advance, Similac Spit Up, Similac Total Comfort or Similac Sensitive, you may be issued a new food package for a liquid concentrate, Ready-to- feed, a different brand formula, or a different can size or you may be able to temporarily purchase store brand formula.  See information above.

 

Infant Formula Feeding and Food Safety Tips

  • Check the expiration date on the formula can and check the lot number to make sure the formula is not recalled.
  • If your water comes from a cistern or well, it may be unsafe for your baby. Ask your local health department about testing your water.
  • For the first 3 months, sterilize the water. Boil the water for 1 minute. Let the water cool to body temperature before mixing it with the formula. The water should not contain added fluoride for the first six months.
  • Wash your hands, surfaces and use a clean bottle to prepare concentrate and powdered formula by the directions on the can.
  • Prepared formula should be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator. Formula will keep up to 2 days if kept in the refrigerator.
  • Never use the microwave to warm your bottles. It can get very hot and burn the baby’s mouth.
  • Formula left over in a bottle after feeding should be thrown away.
  • Hold your baby upright during feedings and tilt the bottle so there is a good flow of formula.

Tap here to see 12 oz. small can options

Tap here to see Store Brand Hypoallergenic Powder Cans of Formula

Tap here for medium can formula options

Tap here to see Medium (20-25 oz) Powder Cans of Soy Formula

Tap here to see large can formula options

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