cA 12.9-oz can of powdered formula reconstitutes to 94–96 fl oz of formula; for calculation purposes 96 fl oz was used as representative of Similac with Iron (Abbott Laboratories, 2004). The container sizes in this column are representative of other formulas currently being used in the WIC program: Similac Advance with Iron (Ross; reconstitutes to 96 fl oz); and Enfamil Lipil with Iron (Mead Johnson; reconstitutes to 94 fl oz).
dA 14.3-oz can of powdered formula reconstitutes to 105 fl oz of formula (Mead Johnson, 2004). The container sizes in this column are representative of Enfamil with Iron (Mead Johnson).
eA 12-oz can of powdered formula reconstitutes to 87 fl oz of formula (Nestlé, 2005). The container sizes in this column are representative of Carnation Good Start Supreme (Nestlé) and Carnation Good Start Essentials (Nestlé).
fFormula concentrate and ready-to-feed formula are not recommended because the partially breast-fed infant ages 0–3.9 mo will not routinely consume the entire contents of a can with a 24 h period leading to issues of food safety and wastage. For this reason, powdered formula is recommended. For the few circumstances where powdered formula is inappropriate (e.g., the water supply is inappropriate for preparation of formula from powder), formula can be prescribed in other forms at the following monthly maximum allowances: 208 fl oz liquid concentrate (e.g., 16 13-fl oz cans; 416 fl oz formula as reconstituted); or 416 fl oz ready-to-feed formula (e.g., 13 32-fl oz cans).
DATA SOURCES: Abbott Laboratories, 2004; Mead Johnson, 2004; Nestlé, 2005.