Women, Infant and Children
Georgia WIC Change - Family Physicians Need to Know
In a recent letter to providers from the Georgia Office of Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children (WIC), it was announced the new formula contractor is Nestle/Gerber. Beginning October 1, 2010, Gerber Good Start Gentle PLUS and Gerber Good Start Soy PLUS will become the new standard infant formulas. WIC eligible mothers who decide not to breast feed should be given one of these WIC contracted formulas unless an alternative formula is medically indicated.
Georgia's WIC policy indicates that lactose-reduced and/or rice-added standard formulas and special medical formulas are only available to WIC infants with documented special nutritional needs. Should you determine that an alternative formula is required, due to a qualifying medical condition, be sure to complete the medical documentation form #1. This form, along with additional WIC information, can be obtained on the GAFP website under Public Health Resources: http://www.gafp.org/women_infant_children.asp or from the Georgia Public Health website: http://health.state.ga.us/programs/wic/hcprovider.asp
Inserted in this newsletter the WIC Formula Guide, provided for your reference. Contact Cathi Durham, GAFP Director of Outreach, for additional information at (800) 392-3841 or email@example.com