Baby Formula Shortage A “Crisis” And Getting Worse

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NEW YORK – Across the U.S. parents are having trouble feeding their infants. The problem is a shortage of baby formula available for sale.

In some places, the shortage, has become a crisis. In at least these eight states, formula is more than half out of stock.







The issues are supply chain problems and a February recall and shutdown at an Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan.

Abbott says it could take 10 weeks to get the supply back to normal.







First, it needs FDA approval to restart production. Members of both parties say they’re concerned.

In this statement, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blames the Biden Administration.













If you’re trying to feed your baby doctors say don’t: make formula at home or stretch out your supply.

Experts say you might consider: witching brands, trying to restart lactation, or asking your pediatrician about using cow’s milk or toddler formula.

 

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