• Federal baby formula help website launched amid shortage

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched its Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage , which provides resources for families looking to find formula in their area.
    The shortage, caused by supply chain issues, labor shortages and recalls, was further exacerbated after manufacturer Abbott Nutrition shut down in the wake of two infant deaths. Abbott says there is no link between the deaths and its formulas and says production would resume "within two weeks," pending approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
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  • WIC families hit hard by formula recall, shortage

    WIC families hit hard by formula recall, shortage

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Families using WIC benefits to get baby formula have been hit especially hard by the recall and the shortage.
    Abigail Bishop, the WIC program supervisor in Kent County, says they've had families calling every day for help on how to find formula to feed their babies.
    "Being a mom myself, having a baby... a newborn, whether you're a first-time mom or if this is your fifth time doing it, there are a lot of anxieties and fears that come with that in general. Not being able to find formula should not be one of them. We feel, for our families, we are on your side to try to...
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  • Bette Midler Decried For Tweet Hectoring Mothers to Breastfeed Through Baby Formula Shortage

    Bette Midler Decried For Tweet Hectoring Mothers to Breastfeed Through Baby Formula Shortage

    6 days ago - By Mediaite

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    Bette Midler is facing backlash for telling parents to feed their babies breast milk amid the current baby formula shortage in the United States.
    “TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It's free and available on demand,” Midler wrote on Twitter, responding to a tweet on the shortage by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.
    TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It's free and available on demand.
    - bettemidler May 13, 2022
    Twitter users were quick to remind Midler that breastfeeding is not an option for everyone. Many women cannot breastfeed for various health and lifestyle reasons, including a lack of the social...
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  • Texas governor says feds shouldn't give migrant babies formula amid U.S. shortage

    Texas governor says feds shouldn't give migrant babies formula amid U.S. shortage

    6 days ago - By Wood TV

    McALLEN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday criticized the Biden administration for providing baby formula to migrant children in holding facilities amid a nationwide shortage.
    The comments came as President Joe Biden spoke with CEOs from baby formula companies on Thursday to hasten to get more baby formula supplies on shelves nationwide and limit restrictions, senior administration officials said.
    Thousands of Haitian migrants arrive in Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, hoping to cross when Title 42 ends
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star in March 2021.
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  • White House Communications Director Refuses to Call Baby Formula Shortage a Crisis Multiple Times on CNN

    White House Communications Director Refuses to Call Baby Formula Shortage a Crisis Multiple Times on CNN

    6 days ago - By Mediaite

    White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield refused multiple times to refer to the current baby formula shortage across the U.S. as a “crisis” during a Friday interview with CNN.
    Appearing on At This Hour , host Kate Bolduan pushed Bedingfield on the White House's seeming “hesitation” to refer to the shortage as a crisis.
    “Kate, at this point, do you, does the White House consider this a crisis?” Bolduan asked.
    Bedingfield acknowledged the issue the families around the country are facing, but dismissed the word “crisis” as simply a “label.”
    “Well, I don't think it's about a label...
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  • The Baby Formula Shortage Signifies a Much Larger Problem at Hand

    The Baby Formula Shortage Signifies a Much Larger Problem at Hand

    6 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    A baby formula shortage that has slowly worsened for months is now reaching a state of emergency in the US; over 40 percent of formula is out of stock across the country, according to a report from Datasembly. Caregivers faced with empty shelves are sharing stories of finding price-gouged bottles online or feeding their infants cow's milk, or homemade or watered-down formula. The latter strategies go against doctors' recommendations , as cow's milk can slow growth in children under a year old and homemade or altered formula may lack the right nutritional balance and cause other health...
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