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Baby formula shortage: Physician's tips for parents in need
National baby formula shortage leaves moms desperate as doctors warn against long-term health effects
Some infants in America are going hungry because of a baby formula shortage. Stores just can’t keep it in stock and mothers are getting desperate.
The nationwide baby formula shortage continues to worsen, leaving parents and caregivers scrambling. Meanwhile, doctors are worried about what a parent might resort to in order to feed their baby.
Dr. Victoria Regan, a pediatrician at the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, told FOX Business that she is concerned that "parents in desperate times are not going to want to bother their pediatrician and think, ‘well I'll just dilute the formula down,'" she said.
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Although parents may have good intentions, it "can lead to some bad outcomes," Regan added.
To help, Regan offered tips for parents who are on the hunt for the product, especially specialty formula, which is designed for a baby that has specific food allergies.