A recent study found 40% of popular baby formula brands are sold out across the country. Parents on the hunt for formula are having their orders canceled —and when they go to the store, they find bare shelves. Kayla Zurenko and her husband, Cody, spoke to Fox News about the trouble they’re having finding food for their 10-month old twins.
From Fox News…
“I have enough formula for two babies for 14 days,” she told Fox News Digital about her current supply. “Where am I going to find formula after that?” she added, becoming upset as she spoke.
The couple live about an hour south of Washington, D.C.
Husband Cody works for Tesla, while Kayla has been a stay-at-home parent since giving birth to their twins last June. The couple enjoy watching their oldest child play baseball; Kayla Zurenko volunteers at the boys’ school as much as possible.
But now, Zurenko has found herself with a new full-time job that she never applied for: searching for baby formula to buy for her children.
She’s been searching for baby formula in her tri-state area of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia and in recent days has found nothing, literally nothing, she told Fox News Digital in a phone interview this week.
It wasn’t until after she ordered baby formula online — then received notice that those orders had been canceled — that she took to social media to vent her frustration.
“This has GOT to be addressed!!!!” Zurenko wrote recently, exasperated. “Raise the gas prices, inflate the food [prices], but give our babies the food they NEED!!!!”
“I shouldn’t have to search a tri-STATE area for baby formula,” she added, “and STILL not find any!”
“My online orders are being canceled, stores are out, with no end in sight,” she also wrote. “This should be TOP priority immediately for every government agency and this joke of an administration! THIS IS SCARY!”
Read the full story over at Fox News:
Maryland mom of 4 kids, including 10-month-old twins, is desperate for baby formula https://t.co/YtSIogZcIH
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 11, 2022
Meanwhile, the word from White House press secretary Jen Psaki is the FDA is working “around the clock” to address the shortage. Watch Psaki’s response below:
"Just wondering if you guys are planning on taking any steps to help remedy" the nationwide baby formula shortage?
Jen Psaki: Uh……… pic.twitter.com/Iv6kelwVpG
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 9, 2022