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A new shipment of baby formula has arrived in California from Australia. The announcement was made on the governor’s office Twitter account on Sunday, which said 95,000 boxes of formula had been delivered from Melbourne to Los Angeles. The formula will hit shelves the week of June 20 in stores across Los Angeles and across the West. meanwhile, the California Department of Public Health has compiled a list of tips for parents and caregivers who need formula. Call stores directly to ask if they have formula in stock and when they receive it. their shipments Shop at different times of the day (shelves may be empty in the morning but full in the afternoon) Ask your healthcare provider for formula samples Call the manufacturer’s hotlines to see if they have any programs that help families in need If you are a WIC family, use your benefits early instead of waiting for your benefit cycle to end Help is on the way. If you can’t find your baby’s regular formula, you can now temporarily mix and match over 100 formulas found on the program’s list online. CDPH also connects families with two different programs that help families receive donations. If you would like to purchase or benefit from donated milk, or become a donor yourself, check out the Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose or the University of California Health Milk Bank.

A new shipment of baby formula has arrived in California from Australia.

The announcement was made on the governor’s office Twitter account on Sunday, which said 95,000 boxes of formula had been delivered from Melbourne to Los Angeles.

The formula hits shelves the week of June 20 in stores in Los Angeles and across the West.

This is the first of many shipments to California to help families access formula as the nationwide shortage continues, according to the governor’s office.

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In the meantime, the The California Department of Public Health has compiled a list of tips for parents and caregivers who need formula milk.

  1. Call stores directly to ask if they have formula in stock and when they are receiving their shipments
  2. Shop at different times of the day (shelves may empty in the morning but fill up in the afternoon)
  3. Ask your healthcare provider for formula samples
  4. Call manufacturers’ hotlines to see if they have programs that help families in need
  5. If you are a WIC family, use your benefits early instead of waiting for your benefit cycle to end

For families that are part of the state WIC programwhich works to help feed mothers and their children who are below a certain level of income, other aid is in progress.

If you can’t find your baby’s usual formula, you can now temporarily mix and match more than 100 formulas found on the online program list.

CDPH also connects families with two different programs that help families receive donated milk.

If you wish to buy or benefit from milk donations, or become a donor yourself, consult the Breast milk bank in San José or the University of California Health Milk Bank.