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Baby Formula Shortage: Resources for Primary Care Providers

As the baby formula shortage continues, it’s important that families understand healthy and safe short- and long-term solutions to ensure their babies have the nutrition they need.

Listen to pediatric experts discuss alternative options for baby formula

In this episode, Liliane Diab, MD, provides recommendations for formula substitutions while reminding families that homemade formulas should not be an option.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • What’s contributing to the formula shortage
  • How to find alternative options in stores and online
  • Substitutions for children on specialty formulas
  • Recommendations for short-term replacement with soy-based formulas
  • Reasons why patients should not make homemade formula
  • Additional resources for patient families, including a list of formula substitutions

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