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 😔

## Formula shortage causes stress and exhaustion for parents 😩

## Elderly couple hoards 40 cans of formula during shortage 🍼

## Woman confronts couple for hoarding formula during shortage 😡

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

## Woman takes formula during shortage, faces backlash from couple.

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

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

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

## 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 👍

## Mom takes formula during shortage, commenters support her actions.

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

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

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

## Mama bear defends actions in formula shortage 🐻

## Commenter shares a relatable story about food shortages during COVID.

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

## Formula shortage leads to hoarding and possible theft in stores

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

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

## Feeding a baby knows no bounds, NAH 🍼

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

## Desperate parent questions availability of formula, accused of negligence.

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

## Tense exchange over formula hoarding during shortage 😬🍼

## Parent in hormonal overdrive takes formula during shortage, ESH.

## Is this comment calling out a fake story? 🤔

## Acting on a shortage, NTA takes formula from hoarders.

## Are you guilty of hoarding formula during a shortage? 🤔

## Taking formula during a shortage? NTA calls out hoarders 🙅

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

## Resellers caught hoarding formula during shortage, facing backlash. 😡

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

## Formula shortage leads to chaotic confrontation, ESH for actions.

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

## Resourceful mother takes formula from cart during shortage. NTA.

## Heartbreaking shortage of formula leads to unethical behavior 😔

## Mom takes formula during shortage, commenters understand the struggle

## Desperate mom takes formula from hoarders during shortage 😥

## Parenting priorities: 👍 for feeding your kid during shortage

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

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

## Civility amidst crisis - different perspectives on formula shortage 🍼

## Parent empathizes with formula shortage struggles, suggests political accountability.

## Parent defends formula theft in the face of shortage. 😈

## Mother justified in taking formula during shortage 👍

## Formula shortage sparks debate over hoarding vs stocking up 🍼

## When everyone sucks and store employees are the only heroes 🦸

## When motherly instincts meet social norms and formula shortages ⚠

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

## Compassionate person helps mother in need during formula shortage ❤

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

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

## Formula hoarding during a shortage is despicable. NTA.

## Both parties in the formula dispute were difficult. 🤷♀️