Actress and first-time mom Olivia Munn is one of many formula-deficient parents.
At last inspection, 45% of formula products nationwide were unavailable at some point for the week ending May 15, according to data aggregation statistics made available to CNN. It turns out that it may take months before the country’s supply returns to normal.
With the current situation in mind, parents like Moon are “panicked” as she “relies on formula” to feed her five-month-old son Malcolm, whom she shares with partner John Mulaney.
Anxious parents: Olivia Munn, 41, admitted she was ‘panicked’ by the nation’s infant formula shortage, as were countless other parents across the US
It’s crazy when people say ‘if you’re breastfeeding you won’t have to worry about lacking formula! “I have a small amount of milk, so I rely on formula milk to keep my baby nourished.”
I wish I could breastfeed so I wouldn’t panic about the lack at the moment. “But I don’t have a choice,” she added.
The shortage of some formulas first surfaced last year, amid the still thriving COVID-19 pandemic. The problem has been exacerbated in recent months by challenges with the supply chain, product recalls by some US manufacturers, and inflation.
‘Lack of milk production’: The actress and mother revealed for the first time that the challenges of breastfeeding force her to rely on infant formula
Stunning numbers: 45% of formula products nationwide were out of stock at some point for the week ending May 15, according to Datasembly statistics made available to CNN; Moon shares five-month-old son Malcolm with partner John Mulaney
In a move to help improve formula production in the United States, President Joe Biden announced this week that he is “invoking” the Defense Production Act.
“The Defense Production Act gives the government the ability to require suppliers to direct necessary resources to infant formula manufacturers before any other customer may have ordered the goods,” the president explained.
The Biden administration has also launched Operation Fly Fly Formula, hoping it will “accelerate the import of infant formula” to provide local stores with more much-needed products.
President Biden continued, before adding, “I’ve directed the Department of Health and Human Services to send planes abroad to pick up infant formula that meets American standards, so we can get it off store shelves faster.” I have directed my team to do everything possible to ensure that there is enough safe infant formula and quick access to families who need it most. “
The White House has made efforts to increase the availability of infant formula as one of the administration’s “highest priorities.”
Action: US President Joe Biden announced earlier this week that he is “invoking” the Defense Production Act, which “gives the government the ability to require suppliers to direct necessary resources to infant formula manufacturers before any other customer may have requested that good.”
More action: The Biden administration has also launched Operation Fly Fly Formula, hoping it will ‘accelerate the import of infant formula’ to supply local stores with more infant formula.
Moon has been open about her nursing struggles since giving birth to Malcolm in November 2021.
By January, the T the X-Men: Apocalypse star had reached a point of despair with breastfeeding that she sought the opinions of others on the matter.
“Which other moms take all the supplements, teas, and tinctures but barely make milk?” She asked her Instagram fans and followers in a caption for a photo showing all the products she’s tried up until that point.
She even ran a poll to let commenters choose from “Yes! Breastfeeding is difficult” and “You got lucky. I have milk.”
In a follow-up selfie, Moon wrote, “After 8 weeks I’ve taken a million vitamins, countless teas, lozenges, and tinctures and worked with two lactation consultants. Breastfeeding. Is. Tough.”
She also spoke about her breastfeeding problems when she joked about how their pet dog “makes use” of her pillow for breastfeeding.
OPEN BOOK: Moon has been open about breastfeeding challenges she’s faced since giving birth to Malcolm in November 2021, leading her to reach out to others for potential solutions on social media: breastfeeding. he is. Saab, ‘I confessed on Instagram in January