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Parents are sounding the alarm about the ongoing impact of the nationwide baby formula shortage months after the crisis began. While the FDA finally admitted to its delayed response, parents are calling for action amid continued scarcity and higher prices.
The FDA claimed staffing shortages and poor training was to blame for the late response, and the commissioner explained that the organization has little power to compel companies to "do the right thing" without intervention.
Parents, however, maintain that something should have been done sooner.
"This should have never got to the point that it is now," Cailee Yielding, a Mississippi mother of a 7-month-old, said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday.
Yielding said she regularly faces empty shelves, and, when she does find a can of formula, it costs $56 and only lasts one week.
"It is so expensive that you just can't afford to be able to feed your child," she said.
Jillian Arroyo, a Virginia resident, told Ainsley Earhardt that she is unable to find formula that meets her child’s needs, which has forced her to continue breastfeeding. She reached out to Abbott Nutrition but received no answers.
"No timeline, nothing. No information," she said.... (Read more)