The Baby Formula Shortage

Posted By: airforce

The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/10/2022 03:39 PM

Not surprisingly, it's the government's fault. Also not surprisingly, it's the FDA.

The U.S. is in the grips of a baby formula shortage. Abbott Nutrition, a popular manufacturer, issued recalls on three of its products in February after a spate of bacterial infections and two infant deaths. Now many stores are out of baby formula or are placing limits on how customers can purchase in order to preserve supplies. According to The New York Times:

The manufacturer of Ashley Hernandez's preferred baby formula for her two girls said it was out of stock on its website. Listings on eBay showed it would cost her up to $120 for a single can. So when she found a seller online offering 10 cans for $40 each, she expressed her desperation.

"I have two children," Ms. Hernandez, 35, of Dallas, began her message. "I cannot find it. I can purchase this today. I can pay cash."

Pandemic-related supply chain issues have compounded the problem, CNN reports:

The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half of 2021, but began rising sharply last July. Between November 2021 and early April 2022, the out-of-stock rate jumped to 31%, data from Datasembly showed.

That rate increased another 9 percentage points in just three weeks in April, and now stands at 40%, the statistics show. In six states — Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee — more than half of baby formula was completely sold out during the week starting April 24, Datasembly said.

And although seven states had between 40-50% of baby formula products out of stock as of early April, 26 states are now struggling with supply.

U.S. officials could have made such shortages less likely by approving baby formula that is widely available in Europe, but per usual, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has other priorities. The agency has a long history of taking forever—years and years and years—to approve foods and medications that European officials have already decided are perfectly safe for human consumption. (One particularly good example: sunblock.) This is yet another in a long line of failures: Both the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) screwed up the early approval process for COVID-19 testing.

When asked about the shortages, Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, praised the FDA for taking swift action to get the compromised baby formula off the market.

The FDA should really stop erecting regulatory hurdles that make it harder for working-class parents to feed their families.

Onward and upward,
Posted By: Texas Resistance

Re: The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/10/2022 07:32 PM

All women with infants should start breast feeding now as much as they can. That's why women have tits. Not just to show them off. Breast feeding is much healthier for the infant and then soon there will be no more formula shortage. Unfortunately many yuppie women are not woman enough to breast feed. Goat's milk or cows milk is better than nothing. If we get nuked then there won't be any more formula.
Posted By: airforce

Re: The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/13/2022 05:12 PM

Assuming you can find it, goat's milk is a good alternative to both breastfeeding and formula after about three months.

Onward and upward,
Posted By: Texas Resistance

Re: The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/15/2022 07:43 PM

Emergency baby formula recipes for when SHTF

Learn to make your own infant formula that’s far healthier than store-bought processed formula
Posted By: Ducttape

Re: The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/16/2022 03:28 AM


We all know that the best nutrients for a baby has been provided by G-d in the form of breast milk from a BIOLOGICAL WOMAN . If any of you dudes who were born a MAN and can lactate from you man boobies then more power to you , and if not , well then that just means that you are NORMAL , so no worries.

But for those of you who still need a breast milk substitute I will list a few for you to explore on your own and share with others. This is NOT professional medical advice and should not be considered to be so, this is just from personal and real world experience .

Goat milk- 65% of the world drinks goats milk , while the fresher the better , unless you either have or know of someone who has goats that recently gave birth and are still nursing their kids then GOOGLE Goat Dairy's in your area. You can also buy pasteurized Goat Milk at regular stores like Wa-Mart , Safe-Way and City Market. While fresh and unpasteurized is healthier for little ones the government frowns on that.

We just sold off the rest of our goat herd as my arthritic hands just hurt too much during and after to justify keeping them only for the wife and I.

Sheep's milk - while not as common as Goat milk it is still very healthy and can be found in more middle-eastern neighborhoods.

Goat/Sheep powdered milk - yes you read that correct , it is usually used for orphaned kids/lambs but is perfectly healthy for human consumption .

On a personal note , when we ran low on formula for our granddaughters who were staying with us years ago , we mixed up regular powdered milk and Lamb Replacer powdered milk and those girls thrived ! They suddenly got over being sick and started putting on much needed weight and the Probiotics are great for maintaining good gut health. Heck my wife still mixes some up for me about once a week, but then I like to add some powdered Malt to make it taste even better .

You can buy those on Amazon , Tractor Supply , Farm and Fleet , Wa-Mart and other such stores, and they come in different sized bags anywhere from a pound up to fifty-pounds .

Most people are not thinking about these alternatives so go and read up on them and then stock up while you can. Look into which ones contains human edible food grade ingredients so you can be sure that you are getting the highest-quality available.

WE plan on THRIVING, not just surviving.

"Ask for a lamb milk replacer that contains human edible grade ingredients so you can be sure you're feeding lambs high-quality, consistent nutrition. "

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While goat's milk is seen as more of a specialty item in the United States, approximately 65 percent of the population of the world drinks goat's milk.

Although Americans tend to gravitate toward cow's or plant-based milks, there are a number of health-related reasons to choose goat's milk.

You may find it difficult to digest traditional cow's milk and would prefer to try out other animal-based milks before looking to plant-milk. Or you may simply be looking to change what you add to your morning coffee and cereal. Whatever, the reason, we've got you covered.

Check out the comparison of goat's milk to other types of milk, below, to get a better idea of whether this option is the right one for you....
Posted By: airforce

Re: The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/18/2022 06:36 PM

Free trade? What a concept! Sen.Mike Lee has introduced a bill to solve the baby formula shortage.

...The FORMULA Act would suspend, for six months, the current tariffs on safe, imported baby formula from countries including Australia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. It would also temporarily remove the regulations that outright prohibit the importation of baby formula from many countries....

It's so crazy, it just might work!

Onward and upward,
Posted By: airforce

Re: The Baby Formula Shortage - 05/19/2022 05:33 PM

Well, so much for free trade. Biden went with the Defense Production Act instead. Because of course he would.

Onward and upward,