Learn about the infant formula shortage, and find additional resources.
There is currently an infant formula shortage across the United States. You should not water formula down or use toddler formula to feed infants. To ease the impact of shortages, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises buying no more than a 10-day to 2-week supply of formula.
For up to date information, please visit the state website.
Facts and Information
- Families enrolled in WIC should contact their local WIC office
- Mother's Milk Bank Donated breast milk:
- Get Milk page
- On May 26, Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order declaring a disaster emergency due to the nationwide infant formula shortage and making emergency funds immediately available to support the free distribution of donor human milk across Colorado.
- If you have extra breast milk, consider donating to the Mother's Milk Bank.
- Federal Resource Page
- Local Food Pantries may be able to assist:
- Manufacturer Hotlines:
- Gerber’s MyGerber Baby Expert: reach a certified nutrition or lactation consultant by phone, text, Facebook Messenger, web chat, or video call, who can help you identify a similar formula that may be more readily available
- Abbott’s Consumer Hotline: call 1-800-986-8540
- Abbott’s urgent product request line: ask your OBGYN or your infant’s pediatrician to submit an urgent product request by downloading and completing the form - PDF
- Reckitt’s Customer Service line: call 1-800 BABY-123 (222-9123)