These New Breastfeeding Guidelines Ignore the Reality of Many American Moms

On the heels of Roe being overturned, a formula shortage and the failure to pass the PUMP Act, the recommendation to breastfeed for “two years or beyond” was ill timed.

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New Guidelines Encourage Breastfeeding Longer, but Call for More Parental Support

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging doctors to have “nonjudgmental conversations” with families about their feeding choices.

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Musk to Attend Twitter All-Hands Meeting

Musk will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company moves ahead, despite his hand-wringing about bots.

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Parents of Premature Babies Struggle Amid Formula Shortage

Many newborns who spend time in the NICU rely on specialized formula to thrive. But their parents can’t find it anywhere.

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Amid Baby Formula Shortage, N.Y. Moms Are Donating Breast Milk

New York mothers with an excess supply of breast milk are donating to milk banks, as well as through informal channels, to help parents struggling to feed their babies amid the crisis.

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There Is Way More Biden Can Do to Lower Prices

No one wants to hear politicians bicker about inflation’s cause. They want to hear about how we can fix it.

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U.S. Will Airlift Baby Formula From Abroad as Shortages Grow Worse

The White House is facing new questions about whether it acted quickly enough after the leading baby formula plant shut down in February.

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What Really Caused the Baby Formula Shortage

The recent shutdown of one of the largest production plants in the United States has sent families scrambling to find essential food for their children.

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Vaccinating Our Youngest Kids Shouldn’t Take This Long

The formula shortage came on the heels of this seemingly endless wait.

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F.D.A. Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant

Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.

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Baby Formula Shortage Reveals Gaps in Regulation and Reporting

The government has ordered more safeguards at an Abbott Nutrition plant. But the lack of reporting requirements and limited testing make it hard to monitor the deadly bacterium that led to a recall.

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U.S. Military Airlifts Baby Formula From Europe

A shipment that arrived on Sunday was the first of two intended to address shortages in the United States. Another shipment is set to arrive this week, the White House said.

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Baby Formula Shortage Has an Aggravating Factor: Few Producers

With just a handful of companies making U.S. infant formula, a shutdown of Abbott’s plant had outsized impact on the supply.

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Is Sharing Breast Milk Safe?

More families are informally swapping milk during the baby formula shortage. But experts warn there are risks.

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White House Struggles to Explain Baby Formula Production Plan

A day after invoking the Defense Production Act to help alleviate a nationwide shortage, administration officials had few answers for how the law would lead to more supply.

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Biden Invokes Defense Powers in a Bid to Ease Formula Shortage

The president invoked the Defense Production Act to boost supply and directed federal agencies to use Defense Department planes to speed shipments of formula from overseas.

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You Shouldn’t Need a Doctor’s Note to Switch Formula Brands

The formula shortage is temporary. Changes to WIC should be permanent.

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The Formula Shortage Has Led to Misguided Calls for Women to Breastfeed

It’s an invention that has saved babies’ lives and given mothers their own lives back. Why are women being shamed for using it?

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #discrimination, #infant-formulas, #parenting, #women-and-girls

House Democrats Release $28 Million Aid Bill to Address Formula Shortage

The money is intended to help the Food and Drug Administration increase its staff and prepare for future shortages of infant formula.

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How Biden Could Alleviate the Baby Formula Shortage

Why is the wealthiest country in the world struggling to provide basic nutrition to so many children?

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F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula to Try to Ease Shortage

The company said if the agency approved reopening the plant, production could resume and store shelves would be restocked within several weeks.

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Why Breastfeeding Isn’t the Answer to the Formula Shortage

The current crisis has exacerbated an already emotionally charged health care issue in the U.S.

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The Bloody Crossroads Where Conspiracy Theories and Guns Meet

The slaughter in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo is in line with a series of racist massacres that show no signs of abating.

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Republicans Wrongly Tie Biden Immigration Policies to Baby Formula Shortage

A lawsuit settlement requires the federal government to provide water and food, including formula, to detained migrant children.

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The Baby Formula Crisis

The shortage highlights four larger problems with the U.S. economy.

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Babies Need Nutrition. Don’t Play Politics With the Formula Shortage.

Food-insecure families already know how this feels.

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What Parents Need to Know About the Formula Shortage

Where to look for baby formula, how much to keep on hand when you find it, and how to ride out the crisis.

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Under Pressure to Act, White House Says It’ll Address Formula Shortage

Senior officials announced minor steps the administration would take to try to increase the supply of formula, even as they conceded that Americans might not see quick relief.

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Don’t Make Baby Formula at Home Amid Shortage, Doctors Say

Amid a nationwide formula shortage, some parents are D.I.Y.-ing recipes. But pediatricians strongly advise against it.

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A Baby Formula Shortage Leaves Desperate Parents Searching for Food

Some parents are driving hours at a time in search of supplies. Others are watering down formula or rationing it, hoping for an end to the shortage.

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A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Is Getting Worse

After Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of its popular baby formulas, retailers have limited purchases, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions.

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3 Types of Baby Formula Recalled After Reported Bacterial Infections

Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of their popular Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas after four infants were hospitalized with bacterial infections.

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How to Find Baby Formula Right Now

Parents are worried, but experts say you can still keep your baby fed and nourished.

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Some Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals, U.S. Reports

Testing found high levels of arsenic, lead and cadmium in some ingredients, congressional investigators said.

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Lotus Flower Plague-Repellent Pills and Other Gifts From China

Herbal formulas are also a potion for national cohesion.

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The Trouble With Growth Charts

For decades, parents have viewed their child’s spot on the growth chart as if it were a grade on a test. But how useful are these diagrams, really, in communicating the state of your child’s health?

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Feeding a Preemie Means Swallowing Your Pride

My daughter’s health needs changed the way I think about food, control and pleasure.

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Families Scramble to Find Baby Formula, Diapers and Wipes

Panic buying has left stores and diaper banks empty of baby essentials as shutdowns and quarantines expand across the country.

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