Mom Shares Desperate Plea For Baby Formula Amidst U.S. Shortage

Kayzie Weedman has two kids, and like many parents, she uses formula to feed them.

Her youngest daughter, Palmer, relies on formula to surivie. Due to medical issues, she’s limited in what she can eat and needs a very specific formula – one that’s been impacted by the baby formula shortage that’s hit the U.S.

Parents around the country have been panicking, trying to find formula to feed their babies. But the shortage has especially impacted those who rely on specialty formulas, like those for kids with milk or soy allergies.

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In a desperate plea on Facebook, Weedman revealed that Palmer’s prescription formula was back-ordered by several months and couldn’t be filled. The only other formula she could use, Target’s Up and Up Hypoallergenic brand, was out of stock at all stores in a three-hour radius around her house.

While some babies could tolerate a new formula with mild symptoms, like gas or a small rash, Palmer’s symptoms are much more severe. In the post, Weedman explained, “Palmer has severe silent reflux, a diagnosed dairy and gluten allergy, sever immune eczema, and bottle aversions. She is on a prescription formula (along with medications and topical
steroids) BUT that formula is backordered from our pharmacy because of the insane formula shortage going on.”

“She can also tolerate the Target Up and Up Hypoallergenic brand and that is about the only other brand she will/can take. Problem is, that formula is SOLD out anywhere within 3 hours from me. It is also SOLD out by all three of my sisters and many of my friends. I have 3 cans left and I am desperate because my daughter needs this formula,” she added.

We got the cans we needed WOW! I am blown away by the amount of people that want to help myself and my daughter! We have…

Posted by Kayzie Priebe Weedman on Thursday, April 21, 2022

At the end of the post, she asked for people to look in their local stores and see if they had the formula Palmer needed. She’d be willing to buy it off someone and pay for shipping, she just desperately needed it before her formula stash was out.

Thankfully, she was overwhelmed with a positive response and received 12 cans of formula!

She went on to post a video about the shortage on TikTok and it wasn’t long before the video went viral.

Photo: Tiktok/@momofrory

In the clip, she shared the horrible rash her baby develops when given the wrong kind of formula. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Weedman explained that “MOST formulas have all of [Palmer’s] allergens and she breaks out in a horrible rash that turns into boils and scabs, she has trouble breathing and wheezing, and she constantly throws up.”

That sounds like a terrible time. Check out the TikTok video below:

@momofrory Excuse my makeup less crying face 🥺 this #formulashortage is so scary. #formulamilk #formulacrisis #formulafeeding #formulafed #fyp #fypシ ♬ original sound – Kayzie Weedman

Hopefully the shortage comes to end soon enough and parents can find enough cans they need to feed their babies.

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