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What would you do if you couldn’t feed your baby?
This is a question parents across America are facing as the country continues to grapple with a baby formula shortage.
The reason for the shortage is not exactly clear. Some news stories point to an Abbott Laboratories, which manufactures baby formula Similac among others, recall in February. But that recall was voluntary and only affected powder formulas from one facility.
A Wall Street Journal story from January had the suppliers and the shops blaming each other. “Chains like Walmart Inc. and CVS Health Corp. say the manufacturers are having supply issues; formula makers say retailers aren’t getting product to stores once it is delivered.
We’ve all seen supply chain issue affect some of our favorite products. But when we couldn’t find Rice Krispies for a few weeks, my kids switched to Corn Flakes. The baby formula shortage is a much bigger problem.
Which leads to a question that can be asked weekly: “Where is the president?”