TN mom’s search for formula goes viral

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – As the nationwide shortage of infant formula continued, the search for a Sumner County woman went viral and garnered interest from moms and members of Congress. .

Like many mothers around the country, Wynter Balthrop, of Gallatin, panicked when he couldn’t find formula for his eight-month-old daughter. The Sumner County mother said she even called stores three hours away looking for formula, but was left empty-handed.

Balthrop said the shortage left her desperate and she started feeding her 8-month-old baby a regular formula, leaving the baby sick and her mother heartbroken. Although many mothers across the county were in the same predicament, Balthrop’s story went viral and led to U.S. Representative John Rose. tackle her story on Hrooftop.

Representative Rose said the shortage has become a crisis for so many families deserving of a federal response that won’t affect production, “In the short term, what we have to What we do is make sure we have management. Rose says, “We want to save on reliable supply, but we need to make sure that the government doesn’t get in the way first and foremost.”

After Balthrop’s story was featured on the House floor, donations started pouring in for the Sumner County mother, so she thought ‘why not give some to other Tennessee parents who are also experiencing hard,’ and that’s exactly what she did.

“I started my own Facebook group called Blakey’s Blessing, because Blakey is my daughter, you know, the point of all this and so I’m like blessings because We want to bless other mothers.”

In just one day, more than 160 people joined the Facebook group, and Balthrop says it’s a great resource for other moms looking for formula.

“Every day, people post when they go to a grocery store, where their groceries are, their address and time of day with pictures of what’s available for us to follow.”

To connect with Balthrop to see what she has in stock or join the Facebook group, click here.

https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/sumner-county-moms-search-for-formula-goes-viral-amid-shortage/ TN mom’s search for formula goes viral

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