We understand that many parents have questions about the recall of certain powdered infant formulas that was recently initiated by Abbott Nutrition. Our hearts go out to the families affected by this incident and resulting recall.
Please know that no Gerber formulas are affected.
We understand that this situation may have a wide-ranging impact and we are currently working hard to be part of a solution to help parents and their babies. We are also providing health care providers with information on appropriate substitutions from all brands for the recalled products. We are here to help, and if you have further questions, you can contact our Parent Resource Center anytime day or night at 1-800-4-GERBER.
Q: I cannot find my current formula brand, is it okay to switch to a Gerber infant formula?
A: It is generally okay to switch routine infant formula brands. Switching infant formula should be discussed with your health care provider.
Q: Are any Nestle or Gerber products part of the formula recall?
A: No. We can assure you that no Nestle or Gerber infant formula products are affected by this recall and investigation.
Q: My local store is out of Gerber formula, what can I do?
A: if you need help finding our products then please come to our website, Gerber.com where you can shop on-line or use our handy guide to find local retailer availability.
If you need formula immediately, please know that it is generally okay to switch routine infant formula brands but we recommend feeding decisions be reviewed with your healthcare provider. If your infant is on a specialty formula for a medical condition or for treatment of allergy, switching infant formula should always be discussed with your health care provider. Please remember to always follow the preparation instructions on the can very carefully as these can vary from product to product and by manufacturer.
Q. What Gerber formulas are the comparable alternatives of the affected brand’s formulas?
A: Our Parent Resource Center can provide guidance and is available 24/7 via chat or by calling anytime day or night at 1-800-4-GERBER. We always recommend that you also discuss feeding choices with your health care provider.