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‘An unfortunate confluence of factors’ leaves parents throughout northern Illinois scrambling to find baby formula

Factors include supply chain woes, formula recall

A small selection of infant formula is seen on the shelves of Walmart on Jefferson St. in Joliet on Thursday, May 14, 2022. Supply chain issues and a formula recall by Abbott in February have led to formula shortages across the U.S.
A small selection of infant formula is seen on the shelves of Walmart on Jefferson St. in Joliet on Thursday, May 14, 2022. Supply chain issues and a formula recall by Abbott in February have led to formula shortages across the U.S.
Dr. Paul Aschinberg is a pediatrician in Joliet and sees patients at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.
‘I would literally go anywhere to get it’
Advice for parents
Dr. Fayeza Mohammed is a family practitioner with Edward Medical Group in Plainfield.
A small selection of infant formula is seen on the shelves of ALDI on Jefferson St. in Joliet on Thursday, May 14, 2022. Supply chain issues and a formula recall by Abbott in February have led to formula shortages across the U.S.
Holly Veronda holds her 5 year old son Jake. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Carbon Hill.
Holly Veronda holds formula a friend sent her. Holly’s 5 year old son Jake requires a very specific formula due to his health condition which makes it hard to get. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Carbon Hill.