Emily Stanley’s 5-month-old daughter was born prematurely, meaning she has a sensitive stomach and needs special formula. 그러나, 인해 shortage, Stanley has resorted to feeding her child whatever formula she can find.
“I’ve driven about an hour away to find what I could that’s not even what we’re normally giving my 5-month-old daughter,” 그녀는 말했다 “여우 & 친구.” “There’s pretty much nothing on the shelves here in town.”
Russell Bleck, ㅏ 켄터키 father of two, said the shortage is so bad in his area that he doesn’t even have the option of switching to a different brand.
Bleck said his efforts to find formula were fruitless, with even Amazon sold out. After two hours on the phone with a formula company, Bleck said he gave up searching. He had placed orders with five different retailers, and all but one were canceled.
“Our family and friends from Las Vegas and other places – Ohio – have had to send us formula,” he told host Ainsley Earhardt. “It’s how we’ve been able to get through it.”
Stanley also turned to loved ones in other parts of the country to ship formula to her. 예방 조치를 벗어남, she asked a friend to send a box that didn’t feature the formula’s brand name.
“Here in town, they’ve been locking up the formula up front to make sure there’s nobody stealing. So we were concerned that if it was well recognized in the mail, that somebody might pick it up,” 그녀가 말했다.
She said many stores are limiting formula purchases, and she’s only able to buy about a week and a half worth of formula at a time.
“That’s just kind of scary knowing that after that, it’s just unknown if you’re going to be able to find something,” 그녀가 말했다.