Infant Formula Shortages

Infant Formula Shortages – FDA Updates They are Taking Steps to Improve Supply 

May 10, 2022 FDA released an update that they are working to work to increase the availability of infant and specialty formula products by: meeting regularly with major infant formula manufacturers to better understand their capacity to increase production of various types of infant formulas & medical foods, expediting necessary certificates to allow for flexibility in the movement of already permitted products, & by offering a streamlined import entry review process for products coming from facilities with favorable inspection records. 

Infant Formula Shortage Update and Q&A

May 24, 2022 12:30-1:30 pm ET

Faculty:

Tatyana Hofmekler, MD, MSc Chair of Nutrition Committee

Tarayn Fairlie, MD, MPH, IBCLC Chair of Breastfeeding Committee

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The Committee on Nutrition and the Breastfeeding Committee Chairs, Dr. Hofmekler and Dr. Fairlie have developed a resource, Responding to Parent Questions Regarding the Current Formula Shortage. We hope this resource can provide guidance and assist with helping your families during this time. 

The AAP’s healthychildren.org has posted guidance on infant formula shortages that address concerns with diluting formula by watering it down and the dangers of making homemade formula. Additionally, we continue to encourage women to breastfeed and Georgia WIC is working with families and formula companies to identify formula supply in local areas. 

Additional resources

If you have any questions about this information, please contact Kylia Crane, RDN, LD at kcrane@gaaap.org