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Nutramigen Infant Formula Recall – January 2024

Reckitt/Mead Johnson is taking extra caution and recalling certain batches of 12.6oz and 19.8oz cans of Nutramigen powder infant formula due to possible Cronobacter sakazkii contamination. 

DOH and DOE Announce K-12 School Air Quality Improvement Project

The South Dakota Departments of Health (DOH) and Education (DOE) are collaborating to provide portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifying units to accredited K-12 schools throughout South Dakota – all at no cost to the schools.

March 23, 2023 | Children’s Health

Department of Health Reminds Families about the Importance of Childhood Immunizations

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health wants to remind families that August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with the back-to-school season fast approaching, childhood immunizations can help protect the health of children and youth now and in the future.

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Throughout the week ahead and continuing for the duration of the month of August, South Dakota joins the nation and world in celebrating and supporting World Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 1-7) and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

WIC Program Announces New 2022 Income Guidelines

The South Dakota Department of Health’s (DOH) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program strives to ensure that families have the resources needed to be healthy and strong. On June 1, 2022, WIC income guidelines were updated.

Formula Shortage Update

PIERRE, S.D. – Late last month, the FDA announced that the U.K.’s Kendamil will send three types of routine formula to the U.S. including Classic First Infant Milk Stage 1, Organic First Infant Milk Stage 1, and Goat First Milk Stage 1.

Formula Shortage

The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) continues to work with SD WIC nutrition program participants to ensure access to safe formula alternatives as a result of the national formula shortage.

Child Being Investigated for Hepatitis

PIERRE, S.D. The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is investigating a child with hepatitis of unknown origin. The child resides in Brown County and is under 10 years of age.

South Dakota Supports Breastfeeding (2021)

In acknowledgment of the importance of breastfeeding to the health of South Dakota, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed August 2021 as Breastfeeding Month.

WIC Program Announces New 2021 Income Guidelines

The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective May 3, 2021.