'Parents are scrambling': The search for baby formula is on as shortage hits Western New York

Published May 14, 2022

The Buffalo News reported on the baby formula shortage and quoted Steven Lipshultz, MD, chair of pediatrics at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who recommended that for a child older than 6 months old and otherwise healthy, using in the short-term whole pasteurized milk or buying donor breast milk as a substitute. “It becomes really important for those families particularly concerned and anxious to reach out to their child’s pediatrician because we are here to support families,” Lipshultz said. “It’s a serious problem. The anxiety is real and it’s increasing.”