The Colorado Department of Health has created a resource page for residents seeking help finding infant formula for their newborns amid a national shortage.
Hospitals in Colorado received shipments of baby formula over the weekend, the agency announced Tuesday, after the federal government used the Defense Production Act to ramp up production of formula and authorized the US Department of Defense to fly formula from the US. did.
“We want all Coloradans to know that during this stressful and difficult shortage, multiple state agencies are working to provide every resource and ensure that every family has the information and support they need. could be found,” said executive director of Jill Hunsker Ryan. In a statement by the Department of Health
According to the news release, a website created by the Department of Health provides information on what to do if a person can’t find formula, such as talking to their pediatrician and how to donate or find milk, according to the news release.
The state’s Department of Public Health and Environment created the website in conjunction with the state’s Department of Human Services and the Colorado Attorney General’s office.
Baby formula has been difficult to find across the US and major chains such as CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens have reported shortages. Some stores are limiting the amount of formula that can be purchased.
Jared Polis declared the shortage a catastrophe emergency and is using state emergency funds to fund the free distribution of donor milk from Mother’s Milk Bank, which distributes donor human milk through the Rocky Mountain Children’s Foundation.