Formula Shortage Info
We know that some families are having difficulties finding their infant’s usual formula right now due to nationwide formula shortages. No store brands were involved in the recall. Most babies will tolerate a switch between formula ‘types’ with minimal difficulty or only a few days of some mild GI discomfort as they get used to a different type. Of course if your baby has medical reasons to be on a specific formula it’s important to talk with your doctor before doing something different, but if otherwise a healthy child then feed what you can find even if it’s not exactly similar to your baby’s usual type.
Our office as well as the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly discourages the use of homemade formula and we encourage you to NOT follow the recipes you may be seeing popping up online.
Check out the post from healthychildren.org for additional information about what to do if you can’t find your baby’s usual formula.
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If you are having difficulty finding formula: look for store brand options, check smaller pharmacies or stores, reach out to friends/family, and check social media groups.