Baby food shortage

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  1. Liman

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    I keep seeing televised and print about a serious baby food formula shortage in America
    So this morning while in cvs I was walking past baby food section and took a look
    What I saw surprised me
    While not stuffed full there was plenty of liquid and powders of all types
    Then we headed over to supermarket for some deli meats and out of curiosity I took a look at their baby formula section
    So is it just one or two states because here on Long Island it doesn't seem to be a problem
     

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    Baby formula shortages have been around here for years. It gets bought up and sent overseas predominantly to Asian families of people here. I don't know if there is a shortage in Asia or if it is just way cheaper here even with shipping added on.

    I don't think you can get baby formula on the shelf here anymore. A while back when I was in the pharmacy I saw someone walk up to the counter an ask for it and they pulled it from behind the counter. And I think 1 unit was the limit per customer.

    That's the future if you haven't reached that point yet in your neck of the woods.
     
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  3. basicstrategy777, May 11, 2022

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    you can make it yourself.

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  4. Liman

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    I was speaking with the mommy of the babygirl my grandson has playdates with.
    she just had a newborn....she has relatives all over trying to buy her nutramigen powder.
    I saw 5 cans in the supermarket today, texted her, she took them. at 37 dollars per can.....online they run around 31-32


    my daughter didnt have many problems finding formula last year....sure, stores run out, but other stores had plenty.


    when I was working, my store sold enfamil and similac formulas at my cost. We didnt make money.
    I was enrolled in the WIC program in NYS. women infant children.
    they would send the mother checks at that time, for formula, food, etc......WIC shut me out of the program claiming I didnt do enough business.....whatever....it was a service I provided.....wonder if there were kickbacks invovled.....Id never say yes, but wouldnt put it past politicians.
     
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  5. yacraps, May 12, 2022

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    Nightman I still haven't had a drink of alcohol since lent and I'm thinking of picking up the habit of drinking milk (natural) you think your neighbors could become bosom buddies for me :oops::)
     
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  6. Night Attack, May 12, 2022

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    I just got off the blower with one of them and she said if you come out here she will make sure you are looked after. She also sent the picture below to show you how it’s done down under.

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  7. MisterInside, May 13, 2022

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    Baby formula is a very high theft item for retailers. Many have it secured in some way.
     
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    I called all the pharmacy owners I was friendly with and managed to get another 10 cans of powder for her
    Her mom went to
    Pick them up
    She now has approx 6 months supply so she's not nervous

    I was in market this morning asking the manager if he would check if anymore in back or expected
    A customer
    Let's call her a Karen heard my conversation
    When I was in another aisle she told me it isn't right that I'm helping the mother hoard formula
    I looked at her
    I smiled
    I said mind your own fucking business
    No one asked you
     
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  9. MisterInside, May 13, 2022

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    Liman to Karen:

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  11. yacraps, May 14, 2022

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    wow Night man there shouldn't be a baby food shortage in your neighbor hood what a set :)
     
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    I have a buddy who is a govt worker, a building inspector up near novia scotia.....he emailed me and told me from what he was told canada does not have a baby formula shortage, just to order it from canada....dont know if thats true or not.
     
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