BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Parents are scouring store shelves and enlisting friends and family from abroad to find baby formula for their babies amid a nationwide shortage.
This is an uncertain and scary time for them.
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For example, David Simpson and his wife, Kim, took their daughter Haley and their twin babies to the Baltimore Birth Festival on Sunday to try to find a solution to the infant formula shortage. em.
“I used my break, basically driving from location to location where baby formula could be available and the frustration you get when you come to the aisle with nothing to offer,” says David. yes”.
Family members from the states have also volunteered to find powdered milk and send it their way.
This is apparently the result of a recall of infant formula. Under normal conditions, this can be rectified quickly. But to make matters worse, a supply chain problem is adding to the pressure.
Katie Linda is a lactation consultant and owner of the Rumina Center in Baltimore.
She was a salesman at this year’s Baltimore Birthday Festival. It is an event that supports pregnancy, postpartum and parenting.
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Linda says her organization is helping families connect to share resources.
Katie says all the social media groups she runs have people sharing recipe samples and trying to help each other find what they’re looking for.
“Who needs this kind of recipe? Or I’m looking for this kind of recipe. If you see it, please let me know, “Katie says this is the kind of recipe she gets.
Some families are changing formula milk, and she also gives women space to share breast milk if they are able to produce more milk to overcome difficulties.
But the big question is when will production return to full capacity.
Experts are advising people to practice patience.
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“If there’s no formula and a woman can’t breastfeed, what do you do?” Kim said. “It was horrifying.”
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