Seymour WIC
108 South Washington, Seymour, TX

Monday7:00 AM — 12:00 PM
 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM

closed 12-1 for lunch

Angie Snyder, Clinic Director
Celeste Mayo, Area Director
(940) 586-6337
Health Partners
  • Why is the formula your patients get from WIC changing?

    The WIC program is required to have a contract with a specific formula company to help keep costs down. There are separate contracts for milk-based and soy-based formulas. We renew these contracts every five years. The award for the contract from October 2022 – September 2027 for milk-based formula is Mead Johnson, the makers of Enfamil.

    The milk-based formulas offered under the new contract include:

    • Enfamil Infant
    • Enfamil Gentlease
    • Enfamil A.R.
    • Enfamil Reguline

    The soy-based formula will continue to be with Abbott, the makers of Similac.

  • When flexibilities for standard alternative brands end, can my patient still receive other brands with a medical request?

    As planned for June 1, your patients who are currently selecting standard milk-based alternative brands from different manufacturers will be required to transition to one of the contract products. These are Enfamil Infant, Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., Enfamil Reguline. 

    Your patients currently using soy-based infant formula may only receive Similac Soy Isomil.  

    WIC will not be able to accept medical requests for other brand-equivalents.  For example, if your patient requires a gentle formulation, WIC will provide Enfamil Gentlease and cannot accept a prescription for Similac Total Comfort or Good Start Soothe.  

    The end of the alternative brand flexibilities does not affect therapeutic formulas, such as premature transitional, hypoallergenic or elemental formulas. These may still be requested through the Medical Request for Therapeutic Formulas.  

  • How can I help my patients adjust to a new formula?

    Texas WIC has a printable handout available to help support your patient’s formula change.

    Most babies can change from one brand of formula to another without much problem. In the first few days on a new formula, some babies will have a slight change in the color of their stool or may drink a little less than normal. This is normal and should get better in a few days. 

  • What if my patient is unable to tolerate the new formula?

    If the new formula is not tolerated, the WIC program can exchange any unopened, unused cans of formula for a different WIC contract standard formula within the same month that it was purchased. Starting March 1, your patients needing a soy-based formula will only be able to redeem the contract brand, Similac Soy Isomil.
    When formula flexibilities end, planned for June 1, your patients needing milk-based formulas will only be able to redeem the contract brands, Enfamil Infant, Enfamil Gentlease, Enfamil A.R., or Enfamil Reguline WIC will no longer provide alternative brand formulas, such as milk-based equivalents from Similac, Good Start, store labels or imported brands. WIC will not be able to accept medical requests for other brand-equivalents. 

    Specialty formulas, like hypoallergenic formulas, will still be available with a completed Medical Request for Therapeutic Formula Form.

  • How long will Texas WIC be using Enfamil brand milk-based formulas?

    The new contract term will be from October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2027.

  • Do you have resources for patients of safe formula preparation?

    Instructions listed on the individual can should always be followed when preparing formula. Texas WIC educates clients using the CDC recommendations for safe formula preparation. A helpful article for your patients on safe formula preparation is here: How to Mix Infant Formula | SPCAA WIC

  • Will Texas WIC provide the same amount of formula?

    Yes, regardless of the brand, the monthly formula quantities are the same. These are determined based on federally set program limits and vary based on an infant’s age and breastfeeding frequency.

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