Resources to check during infant formula shortage

Baby Formula Shortage
Posted at 9:36 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 10:36:25-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) released a list of actions and guidance for what to do during the nationwide infant formula shortage.

“As parents across the country face empty shelves at the grocery store, we’re reminded just how important a stable supply chain is for Tennessee families,” said Lee. “We thank grocers and retailers for doing their part as we pull every lever to give Tennesseans in crisis the resources they need – but ultimately, it’s time for the federal government to do all they can to deregulate, ease restrictions and get formula back on the shelves.”

Impacted Tennessee families are recommended the following resources:

“It’s our top priority to ensure the health and wellbeing of all Tennessee children,” said TDH Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP. “We encourage families impacted by the formula shortage to use Tennessee Department of Health guidance to make informed decisions as we continue to seek solutions for this crisis.”