Formula Shortage Information & Resources
Infant Formula Information
As a Community Action Agency (CAA), CAP Tulsa has been designated as a contact for local information by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This link from HHS provides guidance for contacting manufacturers, locating a CAA, and directs to other resources like Women, Infants and Children (WIC), 2-1-1, and community food banks. Additionally, there is important guidance on not making formula at home, watering down formula, or using toddler formula for infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a very helpful link that addresses many of these issues.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OKSDH) has also shared a comprehensive document addressing the formula shortage. This document provides easy-to-understand explanations of why this happened, why it is taking time to recover, and what is being done to respond to the shortage. The National Head Start Association (NHSA) has shared The Formula Shortage and Early Head Start - NHSA, that also provides information on the legal agreements, executive actions, and legislative initiatives that have been issued to address the national shortage.
We have talked with our Family & Children’s Services team, and they have provided the following information:
- Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is providing formula to participating families.
- Emergency Infant Services (EIS) does have Nestlé formula in stock.
- Call 2-1-1 or go to their website to determine if other community resources may be available
- CAP Tulsa families should also reach out to their Family Support Specialist (FSS) if they need assistance navigating these resources
Find additional resources below, including 211 Eastern Oklahoma, a 24/7 free service that is available to Eastern Oklahomans through a direct phone call, live chat, text message or online search.