Woman selling 118 litres of her own breast milk to help families amid 'infant formula crisis' in US
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A major baby formula shortage is currently causing frustration and fear among parents in the UK.According to reports, about 40 per cent of baby formula is currently out of stock across the US. The shortage has been attributed to the closure of a major formula production plant back in February.
Infant formula, or baby formula, is a manufactured food designed and marketed for feeding babies and infants under 12 months of age. It is usually prepared for bottle-feeding or cup-feeding from powder (mixed with water) or liquid (with or without additional water).
As millions of families in the US rely on the formula to feed their infants, the shortage has resulted in a major crisis now. In this desperate situation, a mother from Utah is offering help to families by selling 4,000 ounces (118 litres) of her own breast milk.
Alyssa Chitti is one of many mothers who are selling breast milk to help families amid the infant formula crisis. Alyssa, thanks to her oversupply, has more than three freezers of breastmilk, which she plans to sell to families in need.
"I figure I'm running out of room, so might as well help someone else. I know I have over 3,000 ounces. 3,000 ounces downstairs and probably almost 1,000 upstairs," she told Fox 13. The mother said she plans to sell her breast milk at $1 per ounce but is open to negotiations with her parents.
"I know a lot of moms need specific formulas for babies with upset tummies, and I know how hard it can be when they're upset. There's nothing you can do about that stomach pain," she said.