Baby formula flown from Europe to US to help ease shortage

INDIANAPOLIS – Since February, Amanda Foster-Moudy has had a progressively harder time finding formula for her 8-month-old, Leo.

She’s joined online groups where mothers share tips and photos of where to find the precious nutrition for their babies and share excess product. Sometimes, she said, her husband Dave Moudy has spent two to three hours driving around to different stores, only to find empty shelves.

“He’s my runner,” she said. “If he can’t find it, he goes to another place. Then another place, then another place.”

On Sunday, the Moudys and young Leo watched with delight as a C-17 military plane with a belly full of formula produced in Europe landed at Indianapolis International Airport – the first shipment to hit the United States as part of President Joe Biden’s recently announced Operation Fly Formula initiative.

Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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