To find baby formula, the U.S. Department of Human Health & Services recommends reaching to the following resources:
— Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: Visit www.gerber.com/mygerber-baby-expert 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 abbottnutrition.com/metabolics
— Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)
— 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.
Contact your local WIC office to identify or obtain additional sources of infant formula nearby. Find WIC approved vendors at nyswicvendors.com/find-a-wic-store.
Updated on May 17, 2022
Call 718-405-9111 and ask for free baby formula. WIC members can have baby formula delivered FREE (prescription or non-prescription formulas) to all New York City boroughs. For special baby formula, please provide the name of the prescribed formula to the staff and they will verify with you if covered by WIC.
For WIC exempt formulas, your pediatrician will need to provide medical documentation to your WIC office. Your social worker may assist with this request.
See regular and special baby formulas covered by WIC at health.ny.gov/prevention/nutrition/wic/approved_formulas.htm.