Answers to questions about baby formula access, particularly for those enrolled in Wisconsin’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
For parents who live near state borders, especially those in rural communities with limited and distant shopping options, WIC’s limitations on formula purchases further exacerbate the ongoing shortage.
The Women, Infants, and Children program funds about half of U.S. formula purchases. Wisconsin contracts only with Abbott Nutrition, whose recall and plant shutdown jolted the market.
Families with infants are facing a shortage of baby formula nationwide, as supply-chain issues and a voluntary recall have stalled production. Here’s what you need to know.
The recent recall of powder formula spurred anger, concern, confusion and a frantic search for replacement supplies for mothers in Milwaukee.