Families are now waiting in line on tarmacs to feed their children baby formula, with one mother describing the shortages as a “terrifying feeling” that has caused a “big panic.”
Emily Gendig is the mother of a 7-month0old with a dairy allergy, who had to wait on a tarmac in Indianapolis to receive a specific brand of Nestle baby formula.
She said that she can only use the specific formula and brand.
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She told MSNBC in an interview: “It is a big panic because we just don’t know, Because she has that dairy allergy, we can’t just supplement with anything, and she can’t tolerate Similac, so we can only buy that one brand, and one type for her or she doesn’t sleep and she’s in excruciating pain. So it’s a battle and it’s a terrifying feeling to know that you can’t find it.”
Her baby requires a mix of both breast milk and baby formula, but says that the family has had trouble keeping the formula on hand, with both parents being forced to traverse the state in hopes of finding the specific formula.
Baby formula shortages have been taking place across the United States for months due to the Biden-caused supply chain crisis.
This problem only became worse after the Abbot Laboratories in Sturgis Michigan recalled its formula after two babies who consumed the mix reportedly died.
The Biden Administration was facin shortages of 40 to 50 percent in early May, with at least 26 states suffering shortages. The Biden administration, however, saw it fit to send pallets of baby formula to illegal aliens at the US border. Shortages shot up to 70 percent at the end of May.
a $28 billion bill was passed to help combat the shortage, specifying “emergency supplemental appropriations to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.”
Nestle had to ship a special brand of formula to Gendig specifically, into Indianapolis airport. Gendig has described the feeling as a “big relief.”