Baby formula shortages have been haunting parents and infants alike for weeks on end, now.
Some infants have gotten sick from generic formulas their parents tried to give them; of course, this is due to a lack of very distinct formulas these infants rely upon.
In some of the worst-case scenarios, parents found themselves having to admit their babies to hospitals.
The Biden administration managed to get some baby formula shipments in from Germany; however, this only puts a band-aid on the current mess parents are facing.
It is not a long-term fix for these shortages by any means. As a matter of fact, it’s since come out that Americans could find themselves well into July before baby formula is readily available for all again, per the New York Post.
A Rough Eight Weeks
The baby formula shipments that were imported from Europe will not prevent a projected eight-week famine period, according to Robert Califf, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Califf cautioned Congress that by the time two months have passed, there should be an abundance of baby formula for parents to give to their infants. In the meantime, however, things are going to be just a little rocky.
FDA Head warns baby formula shortage will last into late July…Unbelievable…so what are moms to do with no formula to feed their babies…Way to go Joe…
— Faith 🌻🦋🌻🦋🌻🦋🌻🦋🌻🦋 (@Faith40494834) May 26, 2022
Abbott Nutrition, a top supplier of baby formula in America, has still yet to reopen its manufacturing facility. This site was ordered to discontinue operations after babies got sick (with some even dying) following consumption of the company’s formula.
However, Abbott Nutrition says that the sickness is not because of its formula, but due to other products within homes and even certain water that a family mixed into the formula.
Many Americans are understandably frustrated with the news that baby formula shortages are going to carry out into July.
This means there’s a higher likelihood of more infants struggling, getting sick, and possibly having to go to the hospital. In light of this, people have once again turned to the White House for answers.
During a Thursday press conference, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated the FDA has the capacity to handle matters such as this. Jean-Pierre also confirmed the Biden administration’s ongoing confidence in Califf as the FDA commissioner.
Q: Does Biden have confidence in the FDA’s ability to deal with situations like the formula shortage? And does he still have confidence in his FDA commissioner?
JEAN-PIERRE: “Yes and yes” pic.twitter.com/aiGZpPX05a
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 26, 2022
Sadly, these levels of comfort and confidence are not shared by many parents of very young infants. People want to know the supplies necessary to feed their kids are going to be available.
Unfortunately, in Biden’s America, the critical resource of baby formula continues to be missing in action.
Are you shocked that baby formula shortages are now projected to carry into the month of July? What do you think this will mean for infants who are still desperately in need of formula?
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