Formula Update for WIC Families
Upcoming Change for WIC Families Receiving Checks for Similac Sensitive or Similac Spit-Up Formulas
Effective March 1, 2014, Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) nutrition program, through Spokane Regional Health District and West Central Community Center, will no longer offer Similac Sensitive or Similac Spit-Up formulas to its clients. This change is due to the manufacturer's decrease in the total number of calories in the formula. Now, it no longer meets the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations for standard formulas. Because USDA oversees the WIC program, these formula options will be discontinued.
All WIC offices will continue to provide Similac Advance as its standard formula, and Enfamil ProSobee is available without a prescription for babies who need a soy or lactose-free formula. Healthy babies should be able to transition to Similac Advance without any significant difficulties and WIC staff are trained to help with transition plans.
For more information, go to WIC's dedicated web site at www.spokanewic.org.