WIC Authorized Infant Formula

Bottom of Similac bottle showing lot number 22-37 expiration date April 2022 or later

URGENT RECALL: Abbott has issued a recall for their Similac Powder baby formulas.

  • Similac Powder - Advance, Total Comfort, Sensitive, and Spit Up
  • Alimentum Powder

Recalled baby formulas include:

  • Lot numbers starting with 22-37; and
  • K8, SH, or Z2 (see image); and
  • Expiration date April 2022 or later.

Check your formula lot numbers at similacrecall.com.

  • If recalled, DO NOT feed your baby the formula.
  • Mark all recalled cans as “Do Not Use”. See details on how to exchange or replace baby formula below.

WIC Formula Options:

How to exchange recalled formula:

  1. Stores - Try to return baby formula to the store
    • Each store is different in what they can offer.
    • Some stores may take recalled baby formula back and offer an exchange, store credit, or refund. If this is an option, you can use that credit or refund to get any baby formula.
    • If the store won’t exchange baby formula see number 2 & 3 below.
  2. Similac Formula Company (Abbott) - Return recalled baby formula to Abbott
    Families can return recalled baby formula stored at home to Abbott. To do this:
    • Go to www.SimilacRecall.com or call 1-800-986-8540;
    • On the website, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Check Lot Number”;
    • Enter in the lot number on the bottom of your recalled formula can;
    • If it’s recalled baby formula, a drop-down form appears stating the lot number is part of the recall;
    • Complete and submit the form;
    • A message will pop-up saying, “Abbott received the return request and to watch your email for a link to get the unique return label”;
    • Families need to pack up the baby formula in a box, add the label provided, and take it as directed on the email to mail it back to Abbott;
    • It will take up to 4 weeks for families to receive a check. Families aren’t limited to what they can do with the funds.

How to replace or change WIC baby formula benefits:

  • WIC Clinic - Call your WIC clinic to get baby formula benefits replaced or change baby formulas.
    • Check to see what WIC baby formula is available at your stores;
    • Call the clinic to replace or change baby formula benefits as needed;
  • WIC state office - if you can’t get a hold of your clinic, call the state at 1-800-841-1410 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.


WIC formula recall information in other languages:

Standard Formulas

Standard formulas are for infants less than one year old. Children one year and older and women must have a prescription to get a standard formula.

Formula labels change often. The newest labels are shown below. View the WIC Approved Formulas list (PDF) to see all formulas you can purchase with your WIC benefits.

Image of a can of Similac Advance Infant Formula

Similac Advance

Image of a can of Similac Soy Isomil Infant Formula

Similac Soy Isomil


Alternative Contract Formulas

Alternative contract formulas are for infants less than one year old. Children one year and older and women must have a prescription to get a standard formula.

Image of a can of Similac Sensitive Infant Formula

Similac Sensitive

Image of a can of Similac Total Comfort Infant Formula

Similac Total Comfort

Image of a can of Similac for Spit-Up Infant Formula

Similac for Spit-Up

Therapeutic Formulas

Therapeutic formulas are for infants, children, and women with nutrition and medical needs. They must have a medical diagnosis listed on the WIC Prescription Form to get this type of formula. The medical provider must use the WIC Prescription Form to prescribe one of these formulas. See the WIC Medical Documentation Form for the list of diagnoses and formulas.

Formula labels change often. The newest labels are shown below.

Image of a can of Similac NeoSure Infant Formula

Similac NeoSure

Image of a can of Similac Alimentum Infant Formula

Similac Alimentum

Image of Nutramigen formula can label



Image of Gerber Extensive H.A. can

Gerber Extensive H.A.

Image of a can of Enfamil EnfaCare Infant Formula

Enfamil EnfaCare

Image of a 6-pack of PediaSure Child Nutrition Supplement

(all flavors)

Image of a 6-pack of PediaSure with Fiber Child Nutrition Supplement

PediaSure with Fiber
(all flavors)

WIC Medical Documentation Forms

Formula Resources

Find Formulas in Local Stores

  • Abbott Products
    • Similac Advance
    • Similac Alimentum
    • Similac NeoSure
    • Similac Sensitive
    • Similac Soy Isomil
    • Similac for Spit-Up
    • Similac Total Comfort
    • PediaSure
  • Mead Johnson Products
    • Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare
    • Enfamil Nutramigen w/ Enflora LGG
  • Gerber Products
    • Extensive HA

Getting Medical Formulas and Foods That WIC Doesn't Provide

If a client is not eligible for the WIC Program or the WIC Program cannot meet the client's formula or enteral nutrition product needs, the client may seek assistance from Medicaid if they are eligible. The following information may help in the search for assistance.

Additional Medicaid Contact Information