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Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: Jill.Fredel@delaware.gov

DPH Media Contact:
Tim Turane
Email: DPHMedia@Delaware.gov

Date: May 17, 2022
DHSS-5-2022





DPH OFFERS GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES ON HOW TO NAVIGATE THE INFANT FORMULA SUPPLY SHORTAGE


DOVER (May 17, 2022) - The Division of Public Health (DPH) is providing guidance to families struggling to find formula due to a shortage caused by a supply chain issues, including avoiding taking certain measures that could be harmful to their infant's health.

DPH sent out a letter from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau to families and maternal child health stakeholders, offering individuals information on how to safely navigate the shortages.

Parents and caregivers are offered the following guidance:

DPH reminds parents/guardians:

DPH has also taken the following steps to help parents and caregivers as the supply chain issues get resolved nationwide:

Several birth hospitals in Delaware also offer breastfeeding support and parent education. Individuals should check with their local hospital to see what services are offered.

Delawareans are encouraged to visit dethrives.com for up-to-date information on Delaware's response to the infant formula supply chain issues, call 211 for community resources and services near you, or follow DEThrives and DPH on Facebook and Instagram.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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