Two toddler formulas, which are not California WIC authorized formulas, were named in a lawsuit by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). On Thursday, June 7, the DOJ announced that it is pursuing a lawsuit against two companies, Nutraceutical Corp. and Graceleigh Inc. DOJ testing on Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme and Sammy’s Milk Free-Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula found dangerous levels of lead.

The California Department of Public Health’s MCAH Division is sharing this information with local health jurisdictions to alert participants that these formulas are a possible health hazard. A similar communication is going out to all WIC agencies to alert WIC mothers and caregivers.

It is important to repeat that these two toddler formulas are not California WIC authorized formulas.


Advise mothers/caregivers to not purchase or use these formulas. If these formulas are in the home of mothers/caregivers, advise them to drain and rinse already opened cans and save any cans in case there is a recall or refund offered. If participants have ingested these formulas, please advise the participant to contact their pediatrician. Lead poisoning is harmful, especially to children and pregnant women. Since there are no visible symptoms of lead poisoning, the only way to find out if a person has lead poisoning is by a blood test.

For further information, please contact the California Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB).

For more information go to the DOJ website, at State of California – Department of Justice – Office of the Attorney General.

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Incomplete Data Drives Flawed Conclusions About AANHPI Breastfeeding Rates

August 16, 2021

Asian mothers in the U.S. have excellent breastfeeding rates!

True or False?

If you’ve read the Centers for Disease Control’s recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Breastfeeding Initiation (May 2021), you likely believe that statement is true based on the claim that 90.3% of Asian mothers initiate breastfeeding.

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‘Breastfeeding Dad’ Comes Up Big For Daughter At Birth

“I’m a 3rd shift pipe welder for Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay WI. My wife April is now a stay at home mother with our first child (Rosalía Lupita Valentina Neubauer).

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