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Does the lone star(food stamp) card buy baby formula?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Shopping

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  • no, thats what wic is for
    usdragonflies

    Answer by usdragonflies at 4:45 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • to my understanding you can buy anything at the grocery store with your foodstamps with the exception of alcohol and tobacco products. this should include baby formula as well, however, it might be better for you to get wic and that will cover your formula needs. that way you will have the extra food stamp money you would be spending on formula to spend on other things you need.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:47 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • He's on wic but he drinks more than the 7 cans allowed and I don't have anything else to sell or pawn.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:47 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Food stamps do not cover formula but when the child is older they do increase your spending allowance to cover food for the child. WIC is a very good program that will cover much more than just formula.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 4:48 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Be careful not to over feed your child. It happens very often. 7 cans is more than enough each month. If you want to bulk it up to make it last a few days longer then add one formula scoop size of baby rice cereal. You should consult your Doctor first though and have them go over the regular amounts with you.
    mrs.coop

    Answer by mrs.coop at 4:55 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • He drinks around 5-6 6 ounce bottles a day and he eats breakfeast, lunch and dinner. He's not a fat kid he's just a big boy. He looks a lot older than he is (which is almost 9 months).
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:58 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I agree with trying cereal. and at that age my doctor said we could put an ounce of whole milk to help it stretch, and to help with weening later.
    usdragonflies

    Answer by usdragonflies at 5:22 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Here in Ohio it covers it. And WIC here DOES NOT give you enough formula to last. It is a supplemental program, meaning if your child drinks more then you pay for it yourself. I've had to buy formula for my daughter a few times with food stamps.
    badgirl44654

    Answer by badgirl44654 at 9:35 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • He drinks around 5-6 6 ounce bottles a day and he eats breakfeast, lunch and dinner. He is eating to much for a 9 month old. Try 8-10 ounce bottles and reduce it to three bottles a day. It won't be long and he will be off the bottle anyways. He shouldn't still be getting that many in one day.
    usdragonflies

    Answer by usdragonflies at 9:35 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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