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WIC Formula Resources

Infant Formula/ Medical Foods Information*

Federal regulations for the WIC Program define minimum requirements for WIC-eligible infant formula. State WIC agencies are then responsible for identifying the types and brands of infant formulas for use in their WIC Programs. The Georgia WIC Program reviews the Georgia WIC Approved Formulas list quarterly.

In Georgia, infant formula manufacturers competitively bid for the sole-source WIC contract every three years. Under this agreement, non-breastfeeding infants enrolled in WIC may receive either a milk-based or soy-based iron-fortified infant formula produced by the contracted manufacturer. Infants with special dietary needs may receive an appropriate alternative formula, according to Georgia’s WIC policies and federal regulations. A medical prescription is required in order for an infant with special dietary needs to receive an exempt, non-contracted formula.

*The state of Georgia supports breastfeeding as the preferred method for infant feeding.

Georgia Medical Documentation Form #1 updated June 2012

  • Use this form to prescribe special formulas and/or medical foods and to approve the WIC foods allowed based on a patient’s medical condition(s)
  • Instructions and resources for form completion are included on page 2
  • The fillable form can be saved, printed, signed and then faxed/delivered to the local WIC clinic

Georgia Medical Documentation Form #2 updated June 2012

  • Use this form to provide referral data and to authorize special food substitutions for children or women
  • Instructions and resources for form completion are included on page 2
  • The fillable form can be saved, printed, signed and then faxed/delivered to the local WIC clinic

Georgia WIC Approved Formulas (from Georgia WIC Procedures Manual) updated April 2014

  • List of contract and non-contract formulas in Georgia.
  • Items highlighted in yellow indicate a recent update to the list. (Name Change/New Addition)

Georgia WIC Formula Guide updated April 2014

Common Formula Maximums for Special Formula Orders (FFY 2014) updated April 2014

  • Intended for use in calculating the number of ounces in a can of formula when reconstituted.
  • Useful resource when creating special formula food packages.
  • List of commonly used formulas and allowed quantities based on participant’s age.
  • Includes additional information such as package size, manufacturer, and flavors. 

Procurement of Special Formula updated April 2014

  • 'How To" for ordering formula through the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of Nutrition
  • Includes the Order Form, list of approved formulas, and contact information for formula manufacturers
  • Order Form (can be completed online, printed and saved)

WIC Works Formula Database

  • This national database contains all formulas approved for use in WIC.
  • Find indications for use, packaging, and other helpful information for the manufacturer
  • Use the Georgia WIC Approved Formulas (above) for a complete list of approved formulas in Georgia.

Infant formulas are regulated through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). For more information or to report a problem, visit the FDA/CFSAN website.

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Contact Information

Nutrition Program
2 Peachtree Street
10th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-2884