Missouri Is Having A Baby Formula Shortage. Have You Noticed?
I have never had children, and according to my mother, I was breast-fed as an infant. Sometimes an infant has trouble nursing, and giving a baby some formula is an option. Got to make sure you baby is fed and healthy. For many people with new born children at home, formula is essential. Many years ago, (My teenage years) I worked for Walmart, and when we had all staff meetings we would go over what department was highest in sales. Infants was always in the Top 3, and most of the time it was number 1. Not sure that is the case today.
For months, stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula. Manufacturers say they're producing at full capacity and making as much formula as they can, but it's still not enough to meet current demand. The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half of 2021 but began rising sharply last July. You can get more details HERE.
I know that we have a CVS, Walmart, and a Walgreens in town, and I am curious if any of them have been limiting the amount of formula that is purchased if they get any in stock. CVS and Walgreens confirmed that it is limiting customers nationwide to three toddler and infant formulas per transaction. Walmart hasn't commented.
Have any of you run into this problem? Have you reached out to family in other states to try and secure any? What places have formula and how much are they charging? I hope this situation gets fixed soon.