Physician Information

Working together for better health.

Support from physicians is vital to the mission of WIC to safeguard the health and wellbeing of South Dakota women, infants and children. It is important that WIC staff and physicians work together to achieve this goal. See below for resources to help answer questions about the WIC program and other information.

2022 Abbott Formula Recall

In February 2022 Abbott voluntarily issued a recall of certain powdered formulas including Similac Advance®, Similac Total Comfort®, Similac for Spit-Up®, Similac Sensitive®, Similac Alimentum®, Similac EleCare®, and Similac PM 60/40® that were manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. Find more information about the Abbott recall here.

South Dakota WIC participants affected by the Abbott formula recall can temporarily purchase additional powdered formula brands and sizes. The alternatives have been approved until at least May 31, 2022.

Temporary South Dakota WIC Formula Options for Similac Advance, Similac Total Comfort, Similac for Spit-Up, and Similac Sensitive.

Formula alternatives for Similac Alimentum and Similac Elecare require a WIC Medical Documentation Form from the infant’s physician. Please consider approving and listing the following formulas on the WIC Medical Documentation Form:

For Similac Alimentum:

  • Similac Alimentum
  • Enfamil Nutramigen
  • Enfamil Pregestimil
  • Gerber GoodStart Extensive HA
  • Parent’s Choice Hypoallergenic
  • Tippy Toes Hypoallergenic

For Similac Elecare:

  • Similac Elecare
  • Nestle Alfamino
  • Nutricia Neocate
  • Mead Johnson PurAmino

By listing all formula options on the WIC Medical Documentation Form, it allows the WIC participant more flexibility to get a comparable formula if there is limited availability at the nearest WIC vendor.

WIC Resources

Formula List

Medical Form

Other Resources

Postpartum Statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists