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Baby Formula Shortage – Resource Guide 2022

Formula Shortage Resource Guide

It’s no secret that formula feeding parents are scrambling these days to find formula for their babies which is beyond frustrating. Below you’ll find a list of tips and resources to help you find what you need for your baby. Come back often as I’ll update this list as new resources become available.

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Formula Shortage Resource Guide
  • Set a timer on your phone or smartwatch to check your local stores for stock a few times a week. TIP: try to check earlier in the morning when the shelves are first stocked.
  • Check the inventory at your local major retailers that stock a lot of formula. These places could include Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, Costco, and major pharmacies.
  • Set up an Amazon prime subscription for formula
  • Buy organic formula at or other online wellness stores
  • Check local mom groups on Facebook as many are doing formula exchanges now
  • @theformulamom is offering an online formula exchange-
  • Check your local pediatrician’s office for samples. You could even check in with your primary care doctor, family doctor, and OB/GYN to see if they have samples available as well.
  • WIC (if you qualify)
  • Ask family members around the country to be on the lookout for formula in their local stores that they could then ship to you.
  • U.S. Gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband also created a free online exchange forum
  • The U.S. Health and Human Services has also created a resource to help you find formula
  • Consider switching brands or changing to the generic
  • Talk to your pediatrician about switching baby to cow’s milk

If you have any other tips you’d like to share, leave it in the comments for other mamas. Hope this helps!

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