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U of U doctors offer advice, tips on the baby formula shortage

May 17, 2022, 8:06 PM | Updated: May 18, 2022, 2:18 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — There are still several kinds of baby formula available in Utah to those who need it. That’s the message from doctors at the University of Utah.

University of Utah doctors say it’s the specialty formulas for babies with unique dietary needs that are in the shortest supply.  

The Utah State Health Department says it’s OK to switch formula brands. There will be a slight difference in taste.

In wake of the formula shortage, doctors are asking those in need of formula to avoid doing a few things that could make the shortage even worse.

First off, doctors said don’t panic buy. Doctors also said to avoid diluting or making your own formula to make it last longer.

Additionally, doctors say there are FDA-approved combinations of nutrients, calories, carbs, and fats that are safe for babies. Therefore, making the formula yourself can be dangerous. 

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