Formula List

Time to prescribe.

The South Dakota WIC Program supports breastfeeding as the ideal method of infant feeding for the first twelve months of life or as long as mutually agreeable between mother and child.  If a mother is unable or chooses not to breastfeed, WIC will provide infant formula.

We recognize that parents look to their family physician in their decisions regarding feeding their infants. For your WIC mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to, we ask that you recommend the standard contract WIC formula unless a medical condition contraindicates its use. 

Standard contract formulas available through January 28, 2021:

  • Enfamil Infant
  • Enfamil Gentlease
  • Enfamil AR
  • Enfamil Prosobee (soy-based)

WIC can only provide formula other than the contract when a physician determines the child has a medical condition that contraindicates use of the contract formula and writes a prescription for another formula. Please use the South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH) Medical Documentation Form to request a special formula.

All such requests must be reviewed and approved by a WIC Registered Dietitian or Nurse. If WIC receives a written request for a standard non-contract infant formula, such as Similac Advance or Similac Isomil, or if the written request lists no specific medical reason, a Registered Dietitian or Nurse will contact the physician’s office for clarification.

WIC cannot provide a formula other than the contract formula to a WIC infant due to physician or caregiver preference.

South Dakota WIC is transitioning to Abbott Similac products on January 29, 2021!

Effective January 29, 2021, the South Dakota WIC infant formula rebate contract for standard milk-based and soy-based formulas will change from Mead Johnson Nutrition Enfamil products to Abbott Similac products.

The new standard formulas for South Dakota will be:

  • Similac Advance
  • Similac Total Comfort
  • Similac Sensitive
  • Similac for Spit-Up
  • Similac Isomil (soy-based)

Effective January 29, 2021, WIC participants will not be issued Mead Johnson Enfamil formulas listed below:

  • Enfamil Infant
  • Enfamil Gentlease
  • Enfamil AR
  • Enfamil Prosobee (soy-based)


List of all formulas available to participants starting January 29, 2021. VIEW

SD DOH Medical Documentation Form valid starting January 29, 2021. VIEW