Information & Resources During The Formula Shortage - Stamford Moms
We are gathering information and resources to help local families during the formula shortage. Please check back often because we will update these resources as more options are available. Here is an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics about what to do if you are unable to find formula. The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s WIC Program is also continuing to support families. Learn more here. You can also try to contact formula companies directly, such as Gerber and Abbott to ask about availability in your area. Another option is to dial 2-1-1- to be connected to a community resource specialist.

Ask Your Pediatrician

Not only can a pediatrician help a mom with a prescription for medically-required formula, but they may have samples of various brands of formula. And if a mom is thinking of switching formulas, they can help her find a similar brand that meets a particular baby’s needs, and give a mom tips on making the transition. “Mixing formula brands to transition baby to a new formula should be okay provided it is the same type of formula (for example, lactose-free, hydrolyzed, etc.),” says CT-based pediatrician Dr. Krissy Satchi. “Online formula finders (like this one from Enfamil) can also be helpful in finding formula anywhere in the surrounding area,” she adds. Your pediatrician can also talk about what alternative types of formulas may work in the short term for your particular child, and if and how you can supplement with more food, or different types of milk.

(Information c/o our parent site The Local Moms Network)

Giving, Trading, Buying & Selling Formula

Join the Stamford Moms Facebook Group (separate from our Facebook page) for the following:
  • Post when you are at a store in Stamford or online and see formula available!
  • If you have unopened (and sealed) formula that you are not using, please feel free to post on here to see if another mom can use it!
  • If you’re looking for a specific formula, please post to ask if anyone has any available or has seen it!
  • If you have a friend or family member in Stamford who is looking for formula or who has extra (unopened and sealed), please invite them to join the group. Just be sure they answer the questions for acceptance!
Follow @formulafinderNC on Instagram
Join Find My Formula CT on Facebook

Formula Drives

The Foyer of the Mead House, 48 Maple Avenue, Greenwich
Accepting unopened, unexpired formula donations.

Honey Joe’s Family Coffeehouse has a Formula Table for taking formula you need for free or leaving formula.

The Alliance Center is hosting a Formula Donation Drive. Contact them to coordinate drop off/pick up. All brands, unopened and unexpired are welcome. (203) 921-6653 or [email protected]. 16 Wire Mill Road, Stamford.

Shop Small

If you can’t find formula at a larger chain store, try one of the smaller markets in Stamford, such as Stamford Market, 181 Stillwater Avenue.

Information from the White House

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