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January 6, 2013 at 6:14 PM

So, I have a lot of Similac formula that I don't need because LO is EBF. We get it from his WIC, even though I've told his nutrionist that we don't need it she insists on us still getting them. Would I get in trouble if I gave it away? I'm not talking about selling it or anything, just giving it to moms who may need it. cause I seriously doubt he will ever use any of it.


  • Janet
    by Janet
    January 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM
    I would give it to someone in need rather than it go to waste.
  • louzannalady
    January 6, 2013 at 6:45 PM
    No you will not get into trouble giving them to someone in need. We cannot drink all the milk they give us. A family of three (four in all but DS2 is only five months and not in solids) gets over seven gallons a month. I told them it was more than we could use more than once. They have told me these resources are already allocated and to just give any excess to a neighbor or family. My neighbors are eldery and on fixed income, so I give them two gallons at the end of the month, which is the tougher part of their pension check. We also don't use the baby rice cereal, but I get it anyway and donate it to a local food pantry.
  • MistressMinerva
    January 6, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    I would give to someone that needs it. You won't get in trouble.

  • Mrs.Bolin
    January 6, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    give it away. you cant get in trouble. They wont know anyway if you did it.

  • DixieFlower
    January 6, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Are they giving you formula vouchers or just cans at your appointments. If it's cans at the appointments I don't see a problem with giving them away. If it's vouchers you can just not redeem them. There were months where I had more than enough cans of tuna so those months I wouldn't get the tuna that was on the voucher. You don't have to get everything that is on the voucher.

  • JenniferMiller0
    January 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Okay, I was just wondering. And to DixieFlower, I get it at the WIC store/warehouse here in town.

  • birdiemom
    January 6, 2013 at 8:19 PM
    I gave all the formula I had to the local food pantry
  • goddess99
    January 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I would donate it to a food bank.

  • delanna6two
    January 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    I think this would be good too!

    Quoting Janet:

    I would give it to someone in need rather than it go to waste.

  • Pammi86
    by Pammi86
    January 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    They say not to but...

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