There’s an Illinois helpline for families looking to get baby formula that’s in short supply around the country. The Illinois Department of Human Services is taking calls at 1-800-843-6154. State officials are urging retailers to set aside formula for low-income families that get subsidies. More information can be found at DHS.Illinois.gov/BabyFormula.
The Illinois Department of Human Services has trained caseworkers to assist families with formula questions. State public health officials are also urging families to purchase a modest supply of formula during the shortage, which is expected to ease in the coming weeks.