Effective October 1, 2019, there will be a change to the standard infant formula provided by the Vermont WIC Nutrition Program.
 Gerber Good Start Gentle and Gerber Good Start Soy will be the primary WIC milkbased and soybased formulas replacing Similac Advance and Isomil Soy.
 Gerber Good Start Soothe will be available without a prescription replacing Similac Fuss & Gas, Similac Total Comfort and Similac for Spit up
Effective October 2019:
No Longer WIC Eligible in Vermont: Similac Advance
New Formula: Gerber Good Start Gentle

Milk Based
No Longer WIC Eligible in Vermont: Similac Isomil Soy
New Formula: Gerber Good Start Soy

SoyBased

Kosher and Halai
No Longer WIC Eligible in Vermont: Similac Sensitive Fuss & Guss, Smiliac Total Comfort, Similac for Spit Up
New Formula: Gerber Good Start Soothe

Milkbased with smaller proteins for easier digestion. Helps with colic, fussiness & gas, and spit up
Changing Your Baby to a New Formula
Most babies will switch to a new formula without any problems. Some parents may notice minor changes in feeding or pooping patterns when switching their babies to a new formula.
Slowly mix the old formula with the new formula over a period of about a week.
 Prepare some of the new formula and some of the old formula separately, then mix the two prepared formulas together in the amounts in the chart below.
 Look for the amount of formula your baby usually drinks at a feeding in the lefthand column.
 Using columns to the right, mix the amount of current formula with the amount of the new formula.
 Use less of the old formula and more of the new formula each day over the course of the week.
If Your Baby Drinks a 4 oz Bottle of Formula
Days 1 and 2ย
3 oz current formula + 1 oz new formula
Days 3 and 4
2 oz current formula + 2 oz new formula
Days 5 and 6
1 oz current Formula + 3 oz new formula
Day 7
4 oz new formula
If Your Baby Drinks a 6 oz Bottle of Formula
Days 1 and 2ย
4 oz current formula + 2 oz new formula
Days 3 and 4
3 oz current formula = 3 oz new formula
Days 5 and 6
2 oz current Formula + 4 oz new formula
Day 7
6 oz new formula
If Your Baby Drinks a 8 oz Bottle of Formula
Days 1 and 2ย
5 oz current formula + 1 oz new formula
Days 3 and 4
4 oz current formula + 34 oz new formula
Days 5 and 6
2 oz current Formula + 6 oz new formula
Day 7
8 oz new formula