Nicole Plaza-Young hasn’t been sleeping well lately. In her nightmares, she goes from store to store, looking for formula for her 3-month-old baby. All she finds are empty shelves. With the ongoing national shortage of infant formula, life isn’t much less scary for the Brunswick mom when she’s awake. Her son is allergic to milk protein, so he relies on hypoallergenic formula for his meals. Plaza-Young and her husband have a stash that will last their child for about a week and a half, but they have family members across Maryland ready to snatch additional formula when they see it in stores.
‘What are we supposed to do?’: Local moms struggle with baby formula shortage
May 17, 2022