baby formula shortage

‘When it’s rigid, it breaks’: How federal rules and market dominance fueled Wisconsin's baby formula shortage

The Women, Infants, and Children program funds about half of U.S. formula purchases. Wisconsin contracts only with Abbott Nutrition, whose recall and plant shutdown jolted the market.

By Hope Karnopp Wisconsin Watch On a mid-June weekend, Raquel Urbina made seven trips to Milwaukee-area grocery stores in search of the hypoallergenic baby formula she needs to feed her 10-month-old daughter. She had little time to spare. Her monthly…