SHOW ME FORMULA MID MISSOURI – All caregivers are encouraged to join THIS Facebook group. Families are sharing pictures of local store shelves in real time. It’s also a safe place for caregivers to post requests for formula and to receive assistance from others. If you have extra formula, this is a great place to connect with families that are in need.
Do feed a baby over 6 months old more baby food and less formula
Do wean a baby over 12 months off formula using water, milk, and food
Do consider relactation
Do search for formula at numerous stores in your area.
Do call your pediatrician if you run low of stock and ask for assistance.
Do tell family and friends to pick up formula if they see it shopping.
Don’t hoard formula, as this will make the shortage worse.
Don’t make homemade formula.
Don’t dilute or water down baby formula to make it last longer.
Don’t follow online advice unless it’s from expert sources.
Don’t give cow milk or other milk substitutes to a baby under 1 year old.
THE AMERICAN FAMILY OF PEDIATRICS – Offers guidance to parents struggling with the formula shortage.
Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540
ABBOT’S URGENT REQUEST PAGE – Ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request by downloading and completing the form
GERBER’S MYGERBER BABY EXPERT – Reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily available
Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)