Importante: Retiro de Formula Abbott
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Replacing Recalled Abbott Formula
Due to the 2022 Abbott voluntary formula recall, Louisiana WIC has received a federal waiver to issue non-Abbott (Similac) formula to prevent a formula shortage for Louisiana WIC families. This waiver is temporary and will expire on January 31, 2023.
Refer to the Formula Substitution Table below for information on similar products that you can get with your Louisiana WIC Benefits through January 31, 2023 without having to return to clinic to have your EBT card adjusted. Click here to download the Formula Substitution handout. There are additional substitutions available that do require a return to clinic. Call your clinic for more information.
Formula Substitution Table
- Enfamil Premium Infant (12.5 oz)
- Gerber Good Start Gentle Pro Infant (12.7 oz)
- Parent’s Choice Advantage (12.4 oz)
- Parent’s Choice (12.5 oz)
Parent’s Choice Sensitive (12 oz)
- Enfamil AR (12.9 oz)
- Enfamil Gentlease (12.4 oz)
- Parent’s Choice Gentle (12 oz)
- Enfamil Reguline (12.4 oz)
- Gerber Good Start Soothpro (12.4 oz)
- EleCare Jr
These are special formulas and are prescribed for a specific reason. Your doctor can help you choose a new formula to meet your baby’s medical needs.
You will need a new prescription and to contact your WIC office to update your benefits.
Important: Abbott Formula Recall – 2/18/22
The FDA has released an alert for consumers to avoid buying or using certain Abbott powdered infant formulas. Abbott has voluntarily recalled SOME powdered formula including:
View the resources below for more information about the Abbott recall, and continue to check the Louisiana WIC website for the latest information.
Click here to download the LA WIC Formula Substitutions handout. The handout provides information on replacements for recalled Abbott products.
Click here to download the Recall Information handout. The handout provides instructions for checking formula to see if it has been recalled.
Visit similacrecall.com for the latest information from the manufacturer and to use the “check lot number” tool.
Visit the WIC Medical Provider page to access the provider resources listed below.
- Louisiana WIC Formulary
- WIC 48 Medical Documentation Fillable Form
- Louisiana WIC Medical Provider Guide
WIC Participants will receive an increase in Cash Value Benefits through September 30, 2023.
The Cash Value Benefit amounts increased to:
- $25 for children
- $44 for pregnant and post-partum women
- $49 for fully/partially breastfeeding women
- $73.50 for fully breastfeeding women with multiples
Families that have already been issued benefits for April, 2022 and beyond, may call their WIC clinic to schedule an
appointment to have the increased CVB amount added to their WIC card.