Baby formula shortage putting strain on local families

Updated: May 28

May 17, 2022

Mountaineer News - The Editors

BUCKHANNON, WV - The worsening baby formula shortage is putting a major strain on local families.


Why it matters: The shortage impacts most children, as three in four babies are fed formula by six months old.


What's happening: A cascade of issues with baby formula production and distribution are to blame for the shortage, which began late last year and has gotten precipitously worse in recent weeks.


Zoom in: A cursory check of local stores indicates this shortage is being felt here at home.


The baby food section at a local store had just a few cans of formula and an abundance of security cameras and signs warning shoppers not to steal them.


Is the formula shortage impacting your family or someone you know? If so, how are you dealing with this problem?


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