Monday, May 16, 2022

Joe Biden Is Letting Babies Go Hungry in America; Illegal Immigrants get ‘pallets’ of Scarce Baby Formula; White House Advises Parents Worried About Starving Babies to ‘Call Their Doctor’, and related stories

Pollak: Joe Biden Is Letting Babies Go Hungry in America:
President Joe Biden is failing to address the acute shortage of baby formula across the country, which is resulting in panic for mothers, for whom formula is a necessary supplement or substitute for breast milk.
The New York Times reported Tuesday: “A Baby Formula Shortage Leaves Desperate Parents Searching for Food.” A headline once impossible in America.
On Wednesday, incoming press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked who at the White House was “running point” on the baby shortage. She had no idea.
Instead, she assured reporters that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was rushing to make sure formula is “safe.” She blamed “Abbott’s voluntary recall of infant formula products,” which took place after four infants were hospitalized, and two died, though there is no proven link yet with the formula itself, according to the FDA.(The White House cannot get its message straight: on Monday, press secretary Jen Psaki said the FDA had “issued” the recall.)
Meanwhile, desperate mothers are considering their options: driving for hours to find formula somewhere; trying to restart or boost breast-feeding; or even trying to create their own homemade substitutes, which the government has advised them not to do. --->READ MORE HERE
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
Illegal immigrants get ‘pallets’ of scarce baby formula, GOP lawmaker says:
A Republican lawmaker on Thursday said illegal immigrants detained by Border Patrol have access to hard-to-find baby formula, while U.S. parents scramble from store to store.
A post on Twitter by Rep. Kat Cammack of Florida show a photo of empty store shelves in her state alongside a photo of pallets of baby formula that, she says, are at the Ursula Migrant Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.
Dozens of baby formula brands, including Nido and Advantage, can be seen in the photo. Ms. Cammack says the photo was shared with her by a Customs and Border Protection agent who worked in his job for 30 years.
“They are sending pallets, pallets of baby formula to the border. Meanwhile, in our own district at home, we cannot find baby formula,” Ms. Cammack wrote on Twitter.
She urged her constituents to call Democratic leaders and “demand that the administration take action putting the baby formula back on the shelves for American kids.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd issued a joint statement slamming the Biden administration over shelves full of baby formula at the detention center. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to relevant/related stories:

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Border detention center looks stocked with baby formula despite shortage

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