More information for WIC families on infant formula availability can be found at the California WIC Infant Formula Availability webpage. General guidance and information for California families about the shortages can be found at the California Department of Public Health Infant Formula webpage.


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Can Buy | Any brand, one (1) gallon size, plain fluid cow’s milk. Pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized.

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Can Buy
  • 1% Lowfat (light)
  • Nonfat (fat free, skim)
The following are allowed if printed on the check or included in your WIC Food Balance:
  • Half gallons
  • Whole milk
  • Lactose free milk
  • Evaporated milk in 12 oz cans
  • Powdered dry milk in 9.6 oz or 25.6 oz containers
  • 2% Reduced fat milk
Helpful Hint

To get the most milk, buy fluid cow’s milk.

Cannot Buy
  • Any other type, flavor, or size of milk
  • Specialty milks, such as calcium-fortified milk, milk with added DHA, ultra heat treated (UHT) shelf-stable milk, A2 milk, ultra-filtered milk, or protein-fortified milk
  • Cultured milks, such as acidophilus milk, buttermilk, or kefir milk
  • Flavored milk, such as chocolate
  • Goat’s or soy milk
  • Non-dairy substitutes
  • Pint size or glass bottles
  • Raw (unpasteurized) milk
  • Sweetened condensed or filled milk
  • Organic milk

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