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Shortage of Infant Formula: Taking a Step Back

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Shabih Manzar*

Dates: Received: 2022-06-07 | Accepted: 2022-06-09 | Published: 2022-06-10
Pages: 675-677


Parents are devasted by the current shortage of the infant formula. There are many online resources addressing this issue. Using these, we have published summarized guidelines for the families to cope with the current shortage [1]. The US government has responded as well and ordered formulas from Europe to meet the demand and help families. While, we struggle with this crisis, it is time to step back and look at some facts, myths, and misinformation regarding the infant formulas.

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© 2022 Manzar S. Distributed under Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0

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Manzar S. Shortage of Infant Formula: Taking a Step Back. J Biomed Res Environ Sci. 2022 June 10; 3(6): 675-677. doi: 10.37871/jbres1496, Article ID: JBRES1496, Available at:

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