Nationwide baby formula shortage leaves parents feeling helpless

Some parents have reported making long drives to find a store with formula in stock.

Baby Formula Shortage
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Baby Formula Shortage
Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Nationwide baby formula shortage leaves parents feeling helpless

Some parents have reported making long drives to find a store with formula in stock.

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The U.S. is experiencing a nationwide shortage of baby formula due to supply chain issues and the recent shutdown of a major Michigan formula plant over sanitary conditions.

Reset learns more about how the shortage is affecting families in the Chicago area and Indiana.

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Lisa Schencker, Chicago Tribune health care business reporter