The nationwide baby formula shortage has had parents seriously worried for weeks now. Grocery store shelves in every state have looked empty after a seemingly sudden decline in baby formula shipments became the new norm. The Biden Administration and legislators on both sides of the political divide have scrambled to find solutions, and it seems that there might be some headway at last.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it believes new shipments from multiple vendors should start to hit shelves “within days.” Reportedly, some regions should see a dramatic increase in the amount of available baby formula next week or before June.
If true, the attention will shift to how to prevent a shortage of this caliber from happening again. Most experts blame supply chain disruptions caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as the main cause of this shortage. There were also numerous scares involving bacteria-contaminated batches that pulled countless bottles of formula off shelves. If this shortage is used as a lesson of what to do and not do, then it should be easier to prevent it from happening again.
(You can learn more about the continuing baby formula shortage by clicking here and reading a full article from NBC News.)
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From our entire team of Advance ER, Dallas’s most trusted 24-hour emergency care centers, our hearts go out to parents affected by the nationwide baby formula shortage. We are hopeful that the shortage ends soon, though, as the FDA has expected it will.
If your child experiences any adverse health conditions related to the baby formula shortage, then please know that we are part of the Children’s Healthcare Network. This organization is a community of pediatric healthcare experts and clinics. Each member is devoted to providing the absolute best quality treatments for infants and children while also finding ways to keep those services low-cost and affordable for parents. You know you can trust your child’s health to us and our caring team of pediatric doctors.