Baby Formula Shortages Spell Trouble for Low-Income Families

May 17, 2022

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Presented by Michigan News

Kate Bauer, U-M School of Public Health nutritional sciences associate professor, discusses the shortage of infant formula on store shelves. Bauer notes that supply chain issues, recalls, and inflation are causing this issue, with some states reporting more than 50% of products sold out. The faculty expert highlights that this issue is disproportionately impacting lower-income women, women of colors, and women in urban and rural vs. suburban areas as they are living paycheck to paycheck without the resources to be able to stock up when it becomes available in stores. She further explains the issue with powdered formula, what parents can do to address this shortage, and more.

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