Health and Wellness

Baby formula shortage hits home in Lane County

ERIN TIERNEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO The shelves were bare at the Walmart on Olympic Street in Springfield on Monday, June 6, as limitations have been placed on the quantity sold. A sign to customers reads: “Effective immediately, all infant formula sales are limited to five units per child per customer per day.”

As an unprecedented shortage of baby formula sweeps across the nation, the scarcity can be felt locally among some parents; however, area pediatricians say that so far, the crisis has been manageable, though distressing. 

Leslie Pelinka, who is a pediatrician at . . .