What happens when formula is scarce

The national infant formula shortage has been a crisis for many in New Mexico, but for parents of children who have dietary limitations or are differently abled, the shortage has been especially frightening. Two parents talked to NM Political Report about their ongoing struggles to find specific formula to provide nutrition to their children in the midst of the shortage. Kelly Dutro, a parent living in Albuquerque, said finding the specific formula her daughter can digest has been “really painful,” over the last few months. Dutro had one can left of the hypoallergenic formula her 8-month-old needs when she learned last week that that can was part of the company recall in February. Dutro’s daughter’s allergies means that the Dutro family is dependent on only one brand of formula.