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2022-05-18 Economy
Bill Introduced That Could Solve the Baby Formula Shortage
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Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-18 12:33|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [113 views ]  Top

#1 Domestic baby formula production is one of the most regulated and subsidized products in America, distorting the market so grotesquely that it has centralized around just a few companies, essentially an oligopoly. This crony capitalist market concentration left the supply vulnerable when Abbott, one of the manufacturers, had to issue a recall due to a potential contamination issue. (Which the Food and Drug Administration was warned about months in advance and did nothing about).

Didn't realize it was so constrained. Almost like it is a prescription drug.
Posted by DarthVader 2022-05-18 12:35||   2022-05-18 12:35|| Front Page Top

#2 What ever happened to breast feeding? I know it's not an option for Mayor Pete and other adoptive parents but it would help alleviate the crisis.
Posted by jpal 2022-05-18 14:53||   2022-05-18 14:53|| Front Page Top

#3 What happened to 'wet nurses' or making your own formula, or pumping it up in advance?

Guess how people fed babies before Gerbers in a jar. Yes, the mom's chewed it up in their own mouths, carefully spit into a tiny spoon, or onto their finger, and fed it to the infants.
Posted by Besoeker 2022-05-18 15:03||   2022-05-18 15:03|| Front Page Top

#4 Yes, we've lost our infant 'field craft'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2022-05-18 19:36||   2022-05-18 19:36|| Front Page Top

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