Global news outlet
May. 14, 2022
The united states government at all three levels is doing all to mitigate the consequences of massive shortages of baby formula around the country where close to 40 % shortages have been reported .
The shortages are related to supply chain problems , historic inflation and product recalls especially by Abbott .
Congress woman of the 18th congressional district , Honorable Shieler Jackson Lee and her partners , including health care practitioners from the African American communities distributed baby food products at the Jack Yates high school premises with huge presence of Houston police department officers to safe guard the event and process .
Honorable Lee and others addressed the constituted corps of communicators who asked varied questions related to the formular shortages .
Dr Ntuba Thompson Akwo , brought it to the attention of the physicians present that , to much emphasis on the formula shortages may pass the wrong message, that breast feeding is not as important.
The gathered persons were told that , women in America continue to breast feed their children during the neonatal and infant stages of life but don,t relent in their efforts in feeding their kids formula milk if they cannot breastfeed them for health reasons and other medical contraindications .
Breast milk remains the most nutritious and balanced food for neonates and infants in the first year of life and mothers are encouraged to breast feed their kids during that period of life .
Abbott issued a recall for products made in Michigan after 2 of the 4 children affected by their milk or formula died .
The health experts in the USA believe that Chronobacter Sakazaki bacteria in the recalled Abbott products led to the sicknesses and deaths .
The first four weeks and first five years in a child,s life can be high risk , affecting child survival .
Dr, Ntuba Akwo Thompson , international political leader, physician and communicator . Certified professional and expert global health USA . Adviser of prime ministers and presidents