ECECD creates New Mexico Infant Formula Support Network

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SANTA FE, N.M. — In response to a nationwide infant formula shortage, the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department launched the NM Infant Formula Support Network, a new Facebook group that establishes a space for New Mexico parents and caregivers to crowdsource access to formula and other nutritional supports for their babies.

“Although New Mexico is not experiencing as acute a shortage as some states, parents who rely on formula for their children are understandably anxious,” said ECECD Cabinet Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky. “To help parents find the formula they need, ECECD has created a group where New Mexicans can post tips about where formula is in stock, offer up excess formula to those in need, and ask for tips on where specialized formula brands may be available.”  

In addition to creating a forum for sharing information on where formula may be available, ECECD, the New Mexico Department of Health, and other state agencies will provide regular updates regarding the nationwide shortage, important nutrition and safety information, and state and community resources available to families with the group.

The State of New Mexico is also coordinating with the New Mexico Retail Association and its members to post updates when new shipments of formula arrive at stores.