There may be shortages of infant formulas in some stores due to a a recall of several contaminated baby formula products. Check with your local stores or online retailers about availability.
Infant Formula Recall Information
Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17. Find more information and check if your formula is recalled HERE.
Infant Formula: Safety Do’s and Don’ts
- Never dilute formula. Adding more water or other liquids to infant formula can be dangerous and even life-threatening for babies.
- Avoid homemade formula: Babies fed homemade infant formula have been hospitalized due to hypocalcemia (low calcium).
- Do not give your baby alternative milk products. Plant-based milks (almond, soy, oat, etc.) are often low in protein and minerals.
- Changing your formula brand is OK: For most babies, if their regular brand of formula is not currently available, it is OK to substitute with a similar version.
- Talk to your doctor: Families should consult their medical provider if their babies or children require a special type of formula
Talk with your provider if you have any questions.
If you need infant formula, please contact a Social Service Coordinator who can assist you at 302-655-5822
- Sarah (Wilmington), extension 1884
- Eunice (Bear), extension 2231
- Elika (Newark, Dover), extension 1527