Mother takes formula from couple's cart during shortage

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A mother of a newborn takes a stand during a formula shortage and takes formula from a couple's cart. The couple had taken all the formula on the shelf, but the mother felt justified in taking some for her baby. A manager explains that there was a limit on how much they could purchase, leaving the mother feeling unsure if her actions were correct. Read on to find out more about this controversial situation.

New mother struggles to find formula during shortage crisis 😔

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Formula shortage causes stress and exhaustion for parents 😩

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Elderly couple hoards 40 cans of formula during shortage 🍼

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Woman confronts couple for hoarding formula during shortage 😡

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Formula theft in a crisis - a desperate act or selfish move?

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Woman takes formula during shortage, faces backlash from couple.

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Formula shortage leads to rationing, leaving some empty-handed 🍼

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Justified or not? Mom takes formula from couple's cart 🍼

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🤔 Are they the a**hole for taking the formula?

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Mother fights for formula during shortage 🍼💪

The formula shortage has been taking a toll on parents, particularly those with newborns who rely on specific brands. A new mother shares her frustration after encountering an older couple hoarding 40 cans of formula at her local store. Despite politely asking for a few cans for her newborn, the couple refused and claimed they had twins to feed. Frustrated and stressed, the mother took matters into her own hands and grabbed a few cans. Though she received backlash from the couple and a store manager, she believes her actions were justified. However, she took to the internet to ask if she was in the wrong for taking the formula without assistance. Read on for the internet's judgement in the comments section.

Sometimes being TA is necessary in tough times. NTA 👍

poddy_fries | poddy_fries

Mom takes formula during shortage, commenters support her actions.

pnwcatman420 | pnwcatman420

NTA for taking formula from hoarders, but get store manager.

amaryca | amaryca

Buying excessive formula during a shortage contributes to the problem. 👎

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Desperate mom steals formula during shortage, commenters debate justified assholery.

columbospeugeot | columbospeugeot

Mama bear defends actions in formula shortage 🐻

Klutzy_Discussion129 | Klutzy_Discussion129

Commenter shares a relatable story about food shortages during COVID.

sapphicsapphires | sapphicsapphires

Fairness wins - taking only what's needed during formula shortage 🍼

gooboifresh | gooboifresh

Formula shortage leads to hoarding and possible theft in stores

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Standing up for yourself during a formula shortage. 👏NTA👏

schneckeTRAINrolzSLO | schneckeTRAINrolzSLO

Couple accused of hoarding formula, mother takes matters into her hands 🍼

tiger8522 | tiger8522

Feeding a baby knows no bounds, NAH 🍼

MaeWest85 | MaeWest85

Newborn's hunger justifies formula taking amidst shortage, NTA.

Thediciplematt | Thediciplematt

Desperate parent questions availability of formula, accused of negligence.

Ok_Job_9417 | Ok_Job_9417

Formula shortage causes ethical dilemma - ESH, but understandable decision.

Waerfeles | Waerfeles

Tense exchange over formula hoarding during shortage 😬🍼

redhillbones | redhillbones

Parent in hormonal overdrive takes formula during shortage, ESH.

theoptionexplicit | theoptionexplicit

Is this comment calling out a fake story? 🤔

LingonberryPrior6896 | LingonberryPrior6896

Acting on a shortage, NTA takes formula from hoarders.

EyCeeDedPpl | EyCeeDedPpl

Are you guilty of hoarding formula during a shortage? 🤔

nwdogr | nwdogr

Taking formula during a shortage? NTA calls out hoarders 🙅

Briguy1994 | Briguy1994

Shame on the hoarders, NTA for protecting a new mother 👏

Lunabelle88 | Lunabelle88

Resellers caught hoarding formula during shortage, facing backlash. 😡

XAlEA-12 | XAlEA-12

NTA for not asking employee to intervene, condemning formula hoarders 🔥

TorturedRobot | TorturedRobot

Formula shortage leads to chaotic confrontation, ESH for actions.

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Reselling baby formula during a shortage? Not cool. NTA!

grammie2eight | grammie2eight

Resourceful mother takes formula from cart during shortage. NTA.

EbbStunning7720 | EbbStunning7720

Heartbreaking shortage of formula leads to unethical behavior 😔

Icyymochaa | Icyymochaa

Mom takes formula during shortage, commenters understand the struggle

GemHatesStarWars | GemHatesStarWars

Desperate mom takes formula from hoarders during shortage 😥

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Parenting priorities: 👍 for feeding your kid during shortage

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Hoarders vs. Abbott: Who's the real a**hole? 💰🍼

anthropaedic | anthropaedic

Taking formula from a couple's cart during a shortage - ESH

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

Civility amidst crisis - different perspectives on formula shortage 🍼

joanclaytonesq | joanclaytonesq

Parent empathizes with formula shortage struggles, suggests political accountability.

Snickerssnickers13 | Snickerssnickers13

Parent defends formula theft in the face of shortage. 😈

that-1-chick-u-know | that-1-chick-u-know

Mother justified in taking formula during shortage 👍

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Formula shortage sparks debate over hoarding vs stocking up 🍼

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When everyone sucks and store employees are the only heroes 🦸

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When motherly instincts meet social norms and formula shortages ⚠

Ginandexhaustion | Ginandexhaustion

Commenter agrees with shortage measures, no controversy in replies. 👍

SnooWords4839 | SnooWords4839

Compassionate person helps mother in need during formula shortage ❤

jadethebard | jadethebard

No formula for baby: Mother takes from couple's cart. #NTA 🍼

UnoRissen | UnoRissen

Formula shortage triggers parental instinct; responding to entitled jerks worsens situation. ESH.

teapotoccamy | teapotoccamy

Formula hoarding during a shortage is despicable. NTA.

Ocheevee | Ocheevee

Both parties in the formula dispute were difficult. 🤷‍♀️

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