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.
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Baby Formula Shortage Frequently Asked Questions
Ohio WIC Food and Formula Request Form
WHERE TO GET BABY FORMULA
|AREA||AGENCY||PHONE||ADDRESS||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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