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Baby Formula Shortage – Resources
To find baby formula, the U.S. Department of Human Health & Services recommends reaching to the following resources:
Manufacturer Hotlines
Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: Visit and 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
Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540
Abbott’s urgent product request line: ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request by downloading and completing the form at
Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)
Community Resources
Feeding America: Call 718-991-4300 to ask whether they have infant formula and other supplies in stock.
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA): certain HMBANA-accredited milk banks are distributing donated breast milk to mothers in need; please note that some may require a prescription from a medical professional. Find an HMBANA-accredited milk bank exit disclaimer icon.
WIC-Eligible Families
Contact your local WIC office to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby. Find WIC approved vendors at
Updated on May 17, 2022