Feds launch new webpage to help parents find formula

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Where can I find formula?

It’s a question many families are asking as the nationwide shortage of infant formula continues.

The federal government is responding to the national infant formula shortage by launching a resource webpage for the parents.

The shortages are the result of supply chain issues and a voluntary recall by a key manufacturer after a handful of babies fell ill and two of the infants died.

Major retailers like Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and CVS limit the amount of formula parents can purchase.

The FDA was criticized for not acting more quickly to recognize the problem and resolve supply issues.

The Department of Health and Human Services responded to the crisis over the weekend by launching This site as a resource for families to help them find formula.

“Of course, there’s a lot of concern and confusion about what parents can and can’t do, and it’s important to find resources you can trust like community food banks, coalitions of community action, doctors offices, number 211, main line for Abbott nutrition, there is a link to the Gerber website so there are different ways and just sort of…an easy to read list of ‘a page of resources parents can turn to if they’re having trouble finding infant formula,’ said the district chief medical officer for ADHPDr. Wes Stubblefield.

President Joe Biden said he is working to ensure infant formula is available to families across the country, speaking with retailers and manufacturers to discuss ways to get more formula back into the home quickly and safely. store shelves.

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