Following a large scale 2022 formula recall that includes Similac, America's parents are facing a serious and ongoing baby formula shortage. And while alternative brands such as Enfamil were not affected by the recall, the fact that this can't be said for the nation's largest formula producer is putting a crunch on existing supplies.
Since the adverse effects of doctored and homemade formulas are well-documented and there's always a risk in interrupting a baby's regular feeding, many Americans are struggling to navigate the most recent of many shortages that have gripped the world's supply chains since the emergence of the pandemic.
With this in mind, desperate parents are turning to a variety of alternative options wherever supplies are hard to come by and as always, some of the solutions that have spread across the internet are better than others.
However, since some of the lesser ones can have dangerous consequences for a baby's health, we're going to go over what should and shouldn't be done about this crisis.