Baby formula shortage: How hard is it to find?

With the baby formula shortage hitting mothers across the nation, we went to see just how hard it was to track down the product.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2022, 11:56 PM

Updated 769 days ago


The baby formula shortage that has gripped the nation is forcing some parents to stretch far and wide to find what they need. 
“This is so sad, my two daughters are both due in July, and I hope they get it together with this formula situation,” said Jacqueline Wilson, a soon-to-be grandmother.
News 12 stopped by 10 different supermarkets and pharmacies across Brooklyn, keeping an eye out for the top three baby formula brands – Similac Pro-Advance, Enfamil Enspire, and Gerber Good Start GentlePro.
In one store, there was Enfamil but no Enspire. In another store, there was just two cans of Similac Pro-Advance, and Gerber’s product was nowhere to be found. The Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf cites the supply chain as a cause of this shortage.
“Our focus right now is just on making sure we get every infant taken care of,” he said.
Califf also stated the shortage should be coming to an end in a few weeks.

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