June 23, 2022

Locals feel the effects of baby formula shortages

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Parents in the South Central Kentucky area continue to find the best ways to care for children amid formula shortages.

WBKO News followed the shortage and shed light on the struggles of mothers and how groups are working to ease the burden.

Warren County moms started talking about the formula shortage in mid-May.

“There are a lot of generic brands out there,” Anna McGrew, a mom trying to find formula, said in May. “I noticed that Similac is moving forward, just the normal formula, it’s coming back, but a lot like Neosure, specialties, soy, all that stuff, it’s just not there.”

As more local mums began to speak out, one Bowling Green mum started working on ways to make it easier for parents and their babies who have been affected by the shortage.

Health officials also offered guidance as parents continue to deal with the shortage, and even Kentucky’s inaugural Moms Day had ways to help first-time moms through the shortage.

Some mothers have now started asking for breast milk donations.

WBKO will continue to tell the stories of those affected by the formula shortage.

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