Do you need baby formula?
If you have a baby that is newborn to 1 year of age, you are eligible for free emergency formula assistance.
We require appointments to ensure staff and client safety.
Please call us at (713) 528-6044 to set an appointment.
All calls are returned within 24 hours.
Step 1: Send us your documents
We need to collect some documents from you BEFORE we set your appointment.
After we get your documents, we can set your appointment.
We cannot guarantee same day appointments.
1) Photo ID for baby's parent or caregiver
2) A document with baby's full name and date of birth
3) If your baby uses a medically-necessary formula, we need to see a note from the doctor or a current WIC shopping list. Please see below for details.
There are 2 ways to send us your documents.
1) Email them: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Text them: 713.428.2065
Step 2: Call us at 713.528.6044 to set your appointment
During your phone call, we will enroll you in our program and schedule your appointment. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
Please only call AFTER you submit your documents.
Step 3: Visit our office at your appointment time
Please do NOT visit our office without an appointment. If you need an appointment, please see Step 1 or call us at 713.528.6044 to speak with someone on our team.
What documents we need
Forms we can use include...
...the "Verification of Birth Facts". This is usually in the hospital papers.
...WIC or Medicaid card or papers, only if it shows the baby's birthday.
...a Statement of Paternity
...a doctor's note for formula only if it has the baby's birthday
...other hospital papers that show the baby's date of birth
We cannot use...
...the Social Security Card or the WIC card. These do not have the baby's birthdate.
...the shot record because those are hand written.
*Does my baby's formula need a doctor's note?
Milk-based: Similac Advance, Enfamil Infant, Enfamil Newborn
Soy formula: Similac Isomil, Enfamil ProSobee
Sensitive: Similac Sensitive, Enfamil Sensitive
Gentle: Similac Total Comfort, Enfamil Gentlease
22 cal/oz: Similac Neosure, Enfamil Enfacare
Hypoallergenic: Similac Alimentum, Enfamil Nutramigen, Abbott Nutrition Elecare, Enfamil PurAmino, Enfamil Nutramigen AA, Nutricia Neocate
Please call us at (713) 528-6044 if you have questions about what we need to see.
L.I.F.E. Houston's Food for Babies program provides free emergency formula assistance.
We can also provide baby cereal and jarred baby foods when these items are in stock.
We have various formulas in stock. These include:
Milk-based formula (HEB Advantage, the generic version of Similac Advance and HEB Premium, the generic version of Enfamil Infant)
Soy-based formula (HEB Soy, a generic soy formula)
Lactose-free formula **needs a Dr's note (HEB Sensitivity, a generic version of Similac Sensitive) **needs a Dr's note
Milk-based formula with partially-broken down protein **needs a Dr's note (HEB Gentle, similar to Enfamil Gentlease and Similac Total Comfort for Discomfort)
Formula for medical needs **needs a Dr's note (Similac for Spit-up, Similac Alimentum, Similac Neosure, Similac Elecare, Enfamil Nutramigen, Enfamil Enfacare, Nutricia Neocate)
Additional Support & Outreach
Along with baby formula, clients receive information and referrals
in both English and Spanish.
We share information about:
- Proper infant nutrition
- Formula preparation and use
- Applying for WIC
We also provide referrals for other community resources and we have information about various government programs. Click here to learn more about additional support and outreach