A new crisis has come to America as people across the country are scrambling to find baby formula.
The shortage has been building for months, but has now reached the level of a national emergency.
As many as eight states now have no supply and parents are horrified.
Breitbart News reports:
Report: Over 50 Percent of Baby Formula Supply out of Stock in 8 States
The baby formula supply in eight states has been more than cut in half as the national formula shortage affecting helpless babies and their parents continues to worsen.
Baby formula out-of-stock (OOS) rates have eclipsed 50 percent in “Texas, Tennessee, Montana, West Virginia, Nevada, Arizona, Kansas and Delaware,” CNN reported.
“Our babies literally do not have the formula that they need to survive,” mother Carrie Fleming told the outlet.
OOS rates in Kansas reached 50 percent as of May 1, up from 43 percent the week prior, the Kansas City Star reported. Missouri saw a similar increase, as OOS rates climbed from 43 percent to 49 percent. According to the outlet, the OOS rates in both states at the start of the year were well below 20 percent, echoing parental concerns becoming more apparent elsewhere in the country.
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Kansas mother Cara Shockley first learned of the dwindling formula supply from a coworker’s Facebook post in April, which showed naked shelves at a Walmart. Concerned for the well-being of her 14-month-old baby, she headed to her local Walmart in Kansas City.
“I started to get anxious,” Shockley said. “It was completely bare.”
It’s shocking that this is even happening.
Did you ever think we’d get to a point in America where moms can’t find baby formula?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 13, 2022
You can hate Trump all you want, but no one can deny the FACT that Russia would have NEVER invaded Ukraine, gas prices would NOT be this high, and baby formula would 100% be on the shelves if Donald J Trump was still President.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) May 14, 2022
The Biden administration STILL will not call the nationwide baby formula shortage a “crisis.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 14, 2022
I wish American mothers could get baby formula as fast as Ukraine is getting $40 billion in weapons from the US taxpayers.
— Riley Moore (@RileyMooreWV) May 15, 2022
We just go from one crisis to the next.