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    Baby formula crisis deepens as nationwide out-of-stock rate hits 30% Tuesday, August

    Baby formula crisis deepens as nationwide out-of-stock rate hits 30%

    Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by: Cassie B.
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    (Natural News) The baby formula crisis in the U.S. continues to get worse as 30 percent of all infant milk brands are now out of stock – and frustrated parents are upset with President Biden, whose claims of making formula more accessible are not making any difference.
    The hardest-hit states are Wyoming and Arizona, where out-of-stock rates of 42 and 44 percent are being seen. However, the shortages are being felt throughout the country.
    One Louisiana mother, Amber Bergeron, used terms like “disgusting” to describe the crisis and pointed out that those in power are probably not suffering the way that families in middle America are.
    After being unable to find the special formula needed to provide her premature twins with proper nutrition, she resorted to buying it from another mom on Facebook.
    “Formula is not something that should be gone without and the fact that we have had problems feeding our babies and it’s going on nationally, that’s ridiculous,” she noted. “That’s disgusting to me because I’m sure these politicians’ babies eat. I’m sure they find a way.”
    The problem has eased somewhat in recent weeks for families who can be flexible when it comes to the brand or type of formula they use, but for babies with allergies or other nutritional concerns, it has been an uphill battle. There is still a very limited supply of easy-to-digest and hypoallergenic formulas. It can take some time to find alternatives that a specific baby can tolerate, and once a suitable option is found, there is no guarantee that parents will be able to find it again when they run out.
    It is particularly difficult for families that use WIC program benefits. While some families can find the formula they need by driving great distances, those who rely on WIC have more limited choices as not all stores accept these benefits and some states do not allow families to buy alternatives if their usual brand is out of stock.
    The government has been trying to ease the shortage, with the FDA recently relaxing rules so that foreign manufacturers can sell their formula in the country. A framework is reportedly being created that will keep the door open to importing foreign formula permanently. Last week, France’s Danone shipped more than 750,000 cans of formula to the U.S., and 550,000 more were reportedly on their way. However, it hasn’t been enough to keep the 3 million babies born each year in the U.S. fed.
    Formula shortage likely to persist through fall, experts warn

    Supply chain experts are predicting that the shortage will last well into fall. Some experts have suggested that the government could ease the crisis by increasing domestic production. Right now, around 98 percent of America’s baby formula is made domestically, with four companies accounting for 90 percent of the market: Nestle, Abbott, Perrigo and Reckitt.
    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have criticized the FDA for its slow response to the crisis and have requested a plan outlining how future shortages will be avoided.
    The current shortage began when Abbott Laboratories closed the doors of its Sturgis plant in February and issued a recall in the wake of a regulatory investigation of a potentially deadly contamination. The Michigan plant had been producing 20 percent of the brand’s formula, in addition to being a major supplier of specialty formulas for babies with special needs.
    The plant resumed operations early in June, but they were forced to stop less than two weeks later in the wake of heavy storms that flooded the facility. Operations were restarted once again on July 1, and they have been focused on producing their Elecare specialty formula for babies who suffer from digestive issues since the reopening.

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    Learn to make your own infant formula that’s far healthier than store-bought processed formula

    Friday, May 13, 2022 by: Ethan Huff
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    (Natural News) The ongoing baby formula shortage has many parents concerned, but there is no need to panic. These simple, easy-to-make recipes will provide your little ones with more nutrition than anything they could ever get from a store-bought powder.
    Each of these recipes was lovingly created by the nutrition experts at the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), which is dedicated to teaching people about whole foods made traditionally for optimal health.
    The first one contains raw cow’s milk, which unfortunately is not available in every state or area. To see if raw milk is available near you, visit the Real Milk website.
    Just to be clear, the following recipe can still be made with pasteurized commercial milk. It will not be as healthy, but it is still better than any store-bought processed formula that you might find.
    Raw Milk Baby Formula

    Since human breastmilk is naturally richer in whey, lactose, vitamin C, niacin, and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids than cow’s milk, as well as leaner in casein (milk protein), WAPF developed this recipe to render the cow’s milk as close as possible in composition to human breastmilk.
    The recipe also contains gelatin, which makes the formula easier for babies to digest (this one makes 36 servings).
    Ingredients:
    • 2 cups whole, raw cow’s milk, preferably from pasture-fed cows
    • 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey (Note: Do not use powdered whey or whey from making cheese, which will cause the formula to curdle. Only use homemade whey made from yoghurt, kefir, or separated raw milk – see recipe at WAPF website.)
    • 4 tablespoons of lactose (available from Radiant Life, which you can also reach at 888-593-8333)
    • 1/4 teaspoon Bifidobacterium infantis
    • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored high-vitamin or high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil or 1 teaspoon regular cod liver oil (see WAPF’s recommendations)
    • 1/2 teaspoon high-vitamin butter oil (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon expeller-pressed sunflower oil
    • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (Note: Always be sure to use the real thing.)
    • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
    • 2 teaspoons Frontier brand nutritional yeast flakes
    • 2 teaspoons gelatin (Collagen hydrolysate is not recommended; see WAPF shopping guide for recommendations.)
    • 1-7/8 cups filtered water
    • 1/4 teaspoon acerola cherry powder
    Instructions:
    • Put 2 cups filtered water into Pyrex measuring pitcher and remove 2 tablespoons (leaving 1-7/8 cups water)
    • Pour half of water into pan, place over medium flame
    • Add gelatin and lactose to pan, let dissolve stirring occasionally
    • Once dissolved, remove from heat and add remaining water to cool mixture
    • Stir in coconut oil and optional high-vitamin butter oil, stir until melted
    • Place remaining ingredients into blender
    • Add water mixture and blend for three seconds
    • Place in glass bottles or jars and refrigerate
    • Before feeding to baby, warm bottles by placing in hot water or bottle warmer
    This same recipe can be made with goat milk as well, but just be aware that goat milk lacks folate and is low in vitamin B12, both of which are vital nutrients for developing infants.
    Adding more nutritional yeast to the goat milk formula will help provide extra folate. To compensate for low levels of B12, add 2 teaspoons of organic, raw chicken liver that was frozen for 14 days and finely grated.
    Liver-Based Formula

    WAPF’s liver-based formula also closely mimics the nutritional profile of mother’s milk. This one absolutely must include coconut oil, which is the only ingredient that provides the special medium-chain saturated fats found in mother’s milk.
    Ingredients:
    • 3-3/4 cups homemade beef or chicken broth
    • 2 ounces organic liver, cut into small pieces
    • 5 tablespoons lactose
    • 1/4 teaspoon Bifidobacterium infantis
    • 1/4 cup homemade liquid whey
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored high-vitamin or high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil or 1 teaspoon regular cod liver oil
    • 1 teaspoon unrefined sunflower oil
    • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon acerola cherry powder
    Instructions:
    • Simmer liver gently in broth until meat is fully cooked
    • Liquefy using handheld blender or food processor
    • Once liver has cooled, stir in remaining ingredients
    • Store in very clean glass or stainless steel container
    • To serve, stir formula well and pour 6 to 8 ounces in very clean glass bottle
    • Attach clean nipple and set in pan of simmering water until formula is warm but not hot to touch, shake well, and feed to baby (never heat formula in microwave)
    Some readers are probably wondering why both of these recipes contain vegetable oils like sunflower and olive oil. The answer is that vegetable oils are very high in linoleic acid, which serves as a precursor for arachidonic acid, which along with DHA is necessary for proper infant development.
    At four months, a baby’s first solid food should be an egg-yolk based formula, the recipe for which is available at the WAPF website, along with a simple recipe for fortifying commercial baby formula if you need a simpler shortcut.
    The recipe for making your own homemade whey is also provided there along with additional tips for making the recipe process for all baby formulas as simple and organized as possible.
    Take some time to peruse the WAPF website as it contains a trove of useful information about nutrition for both babies and adults alike.
    “It takes me about 10 minutes now to mix up a batch,” says WAPF chapter leader Sarah Pope about her success in making highly nutritious homemade baby formula quickly and easily, offering the following additional tips:
    • Set all tools, ingredients, and recipe on counter
    • Measure 2 cups water, remove 2 tbsp
    • Put half of water in small saucepan
    • Turn dial on stove to 3.5 (low heat)
    • Add gelatin and lactose and set coconut oil nearby
    • Stir with baking spatula
    • In blender, add milk and whey (put back in fridge)
    • Add all dry ingredients (put back in cabinet or fridge)
    • Then add all oils (except coconut)
    • Stir water mixture again
    • Take off heat, add coconut oil
    • Stir slowly until melted
    • Add remaining water and pour into blender
    • Blend for three seconds
    • Add cream and stir
    More healthy home recipes can be found at Superfoods.news.

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