Gloucester Health Department and Cape Ann Mass in Motion Share Resources for Families Seeking Baby Formula

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GLOUCESTER – Community Wellbeing Director Max Schenk and Cape Ann Mass In Movement Grant Coordinator Jennifer Donnelly would like to share information and facts about sources and companies that may possibly help mothers and fathers amid the ongoing toddler formula scarcity. 

Donnelly, as section of her do the job with Cape Ann Mass In Motion, focuses on diet and increasing accessibility to healthful foods for all. She has organized a listing of area, point out and countrywide resources that can aid families entry formulation. 

“Ensuring that all family members in the Cape Ann local community have entry to nutritious food items is a critical part of our mission, and we hope these methods will support families as they lookup for the unique formulation that their families need,” reported Donnelly.

  • Gerber’s My Newborn Skilled—allows you to web or video chat 24/7 with a certified diet or lactation specialist who can aid to determine very similar formulas to use that may be extra commonly obtainable.
  • Gerber shopper care line in English & Spanish 1-900-284-9488.
  • Abbott buyer treatment — link for on the net “contact us” kind for Similac. For merchandise facts simply call 1-800-515-7677. For feeding concerns to be answered by a Similac feeding skilled connect with 1-800-986-8800, Monday by Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST. 
  • Abbott Urgent Requests— health care suppliers may well make an urgent request for infants on metabolics/specialty.
  • Reckitt buyer care — hyperlink for online virtual chat for Enfamil, which is staffed Monday by Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST, and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Buyer service line is 1-800-Infant123 (1-800-222-9123). Hyperlink to email Enfamil
  • Mother’s Milk Lender Northeast — a compact way to bridge the hole for some. Connect with 617-527-6263 or electronic mail: [email protected]. MMBNE is accredited by the Human Milk Banking Affiliation of North The united states. All donated milk from mothers who produce a lot more than they require is screened, pasteurized, analyzed and then dispensed to premature and fragile infants in have to have in hospitals or their houses. 
  • Zipmilk — hyperlink to hook up moms with community breastfeeding guidance and assets in their place. 
  • Speak to your Pediatrician and OB/GYN, who can suggest a very similar method that is nutritionally seem and may well be far more commonly available or to inquire about in-business samples.
  • Gloucester WIC Software — hyperlink to data for WIC purchasers on infant formula lack. Gloucester workplace: 978-281-4540 for WIC-eligible family members to support attain data or for those people with queries on eligibility. 
  • The Open up Doorway: 978-283-6776
  •— web page made by a mother in Swampscott. This is a mutual support internet site to connection individuals in require with those who have formula to give.
  • The Components Fairies of Better Boston & Southern N.H. —a Facebook mutual support team.

To obtain the list in Spanish, simply click in this article.

To entry the record in Portuguese, click on right here.

The Health Section would also like to share security strategies from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support preserve infants risk-free for the duration of the scarcity. To review those people safety recommendations, click right here

“We have an understanding of that this is a demanding time for a lot of family members with infants, and we are committed to doing all we can to assist individuals customers of our neighborhood in the course of this shortage,” mentioned Director Schenk. 

About Cape Ann Mass in Movement

Cape Ann Mass in Movement is a coalition representing the communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, and is overseen by the Gloucester Overall health Office. The group is portion of the Massachusetts Division of General public Health’s Municipal Wellness and Management Coalition, which seeks to prevent being overweight and lower charges of persistent ailment by expanding chances for balanced foods obtain and energetic living.

Those people included in the coalition perform to progress plan, techniques, and environmental modify as it relates to balanced meals accessibility and active dwelling for all members of our local community. For far more facts or to get concerned in the coalition, simply click below, or make contact with Cape Ann Mass in Motion Grant Coordinator Jennifer Donnelly at [email protected].