The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in the District of Columbia has a new contract for standard infant formula. EFFECTIVE October 1, 2015 Enfamil Prosobee formula products will be discontinued as part of the DC WIC formulary and will be replaced with Gerber Good Start Soy products.
In order to receive the best pricing and value to the WIC program, the District of Columbia participates in a multi-state contract for standard soy formula. A new contract has been issued to Nestle/Gerber as the authorized vendor for soy formula in the DC WIC program.
Infants that have been receiving Enfamil Prosobee will be switched to Gerber Good Start Soy. This is a standard formula and does not need a physician’s prescription, but we ask for your support in this change when you speak to caregivers of infants that have been using Enfamil Prosobee.
The specific types and sizes of product are as follows:
- Infants currently on Prosobee Powdered formula (12.4 oz size) will be switched to Gerber Good Start Soy (12.9 oz size)
- Infants currently on Prosobee Concentrated formula (13.0 oz size) will be switched to Gerber Good Start Soy (12.1 oz size)
- Infants currently on Prosobee Ready-to-Use formula (32 fl oz size) will be switched to a multi-pack of four 8.45 fl. oz containers of Gerber Good Start Soy
For further information about Nestle/Gerber products, visit www.gerber.com.
The District of Columbia WIC Program appreciates your cooperation with these changes. If you have questions please contact the WIC Nutrition Coordinator, Ms. Paulette Thompson, by phone at 202-442-5894, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org