The mother of an 8-month-old, Liliana, said her family from Mexico is “coming next week, and they are bringing some formula.”
“If my family didn’t come, I’d be very, very worried,” Liliana added. She said she would consider moving to Mexico if she can’t find formula.
Supply chain issues from the COVID-19 pandemic created limited availability of many products, including baby formula. The problem became worse when Abbott Laboratories, a top baby formula provider, recalled some products and closed a plant following a Food and Drug Administration probe.
President Biden announced Wednesday he would invoke the Defense Production Act to ensure manufacturers have necessary supplies for baby formula production.