(CBS DETROIT) – “I am so angry that they let it come to this,” said Whitney Centers, a Dearborn Heights mother of nine.
The centers say she is upset and terrified. The mother of nine children, all under the age of 11, can’t believe there’s a baby formula shortage crisis.
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Like thousands of other parents, he is desperately searching for formula.
“We’ve been looking at formula from Woodhaven to Ypsilanti,” Centers said.
She says she has even had friends in Florida look for her with no luck.
Now she’s in panic mode because four of her children are on baby formula, including 3-year-old Lilly, who recently had heart surgery and can’t eat regular food.
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“Right now, I only have two cans to last me until I can find another one” “They all drink 8 ounces, so I’m going to be looking tonight because they’re going to go through this like it’s not tomorrow, the next day it will be gone. gone,” Centers said.
She says she doesn’t know what she will do and is reaching out to her family in other countries. She is praying that Michigan-based Abbott Nutrition, the nation’s largest producer of infant formula, will soon return to production, after closing in February following recalls of several brands of formula.
“That is the scariest thought in your mind, that your children are going to starve because you have no other way,” he said.
CW50 found some resources to help find baby formula in the Detroit metro area.
Detroit Area Formula Finders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427021751072517
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