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Families across the US continue to struggle to find formula after months of supply shortages, with a Louisiana mother telling ‘Fox & Friends First’ on Wednesday that she is still struggling to feed her twins premature.
“They just turned five months old, so they’re dropping preemie formulas. They had one before and now they’re on two different formulas. … It’s still a nightmare,” Amber Bergeron said.
Although the White House says the baby formula shortage has improved, moms like Bergeron don’t see the improvements.
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“I wish I knew where it gets better because it’s not here. I can assure you. Everyone I know who has babies has been through the exact same thing, trying to find the formula they have. need, trying different alternative substitutes.”
Bergeron said, “Babies get sick. And that’s exactly what happened with mine. Not every baby can have a different substitute for a different formula.”
Bergeron said it’s “infuriating” to feel like no one in charge cares about how mothers like her can feed their babies.
“They don’t worry about how to feed their kids. It’s not a priority for them. And we keep being shown that the American people are not the priority right now, let alone our babies.”
The White House said on Monday he had arranged for the rapid import of 330,000 pounds of infant formula from Australia to alleviate ongoing shortages at retail stores across America.
The Biden administration’s Operation Fly Formula was announced in May to address those shortages, and the Australian mission is the 23rd operation to date under that effort.
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The last effort involves two flights, one of which took place on September 7 and the other on September 16. Together, the two flights will deliver the equivalent of 4.9 million 8-ounce bottles of Bellamy’s organic infant formula to Dallas, Texas. The product will then be distributed to US retailers.
Peter Kasperowicz of Fox News contributed to this report Peter Kasperowicz of Fox News contributed to this report