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Baby Formula Shortage Tips and Information – American Academy of Pediatrics
HealthyChildren.org, the parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides tips on finding baby formula during the shortage and what you may safely consider if you can’t find any.
The site is updated regularly with helpful information and the latest guidance.
Baby Formula Shortage Tips and Information – HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website has resources in a variety of languages to help families find infant formula during the shortage.
These resources include information on safe substitutes, formula company contacts and community programs.
Baby Formula Shortage Tips and Information – Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has trained caseworkers to help families with formula questions. You can contact the IDHS Help Line at (800) 843-6154. The Help Line is primarily for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) participants but is open to all Illinois residents.
For Illinois WIC participants, a waiver now allows for flexibility in the size and type of formula available to buy with WIC benefits. More details are on IDHS’ “Having Trouble Finding Formula” page. Illinois WIC programs also provide a wide range of support for breastfeeding mothers and funds for healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables. More information and updates can be found on the Illinois WIC website. Families can also call (217) 782-2166 for additional support.
Baby Formula Shortage Tips and Information – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released information on the international formulas that will soon be on store shelves in the United States to help families during the formula shortage. Some of these formulas have different mixing guidance and will require conversion from milliliters to ounces.
The FDA has a “Tips for Preparing Imported Infant Formula” handout available to help. (The handout is also available in Spanish.)
The Illinois Department of Labor is launching Back to Business Illinois, a free, voluntary service that connects small businesses of 250 employees or less with consultants who will help them address workplace safety and health issues related to the coronavirus and create a plan to ensure a safe, healthy and productive environment for employees and visitors.
These one-hour confidential consultations take place virtually, via teleconference.
Back to School Toolkit 2022 from Mental Health America
Mental Health America has developed a Back to School Toolkit to help students, parents and school personnel navigate school during COVID-19 and assist young people who are struggling with their mental health.
The toolkit is also available in Spanish.
Free selection of family fitness workouts on the Beachbody Kids Workouts Vimeo page.
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
The services locator is available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Benefits.gov – Finding the Right Help During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Helpful information on government benefits such as unemployment resources and healthcare coverage as well as resources for businesses and families.
Bill Assistance Programs in Springfield
Springfield’s City, Water, Light and Power provides a list of financial assistance and loan program resources if you are having trouble paying your CWLP bill or other housing and utility costs.