Two children were hospitalized at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Tennessee after their parents couldn’t find a special type of baby formula amid a nationwide shortage, according to a local doctor.
Dr. Mark Corkins, a pediatric gastroenterologist who treated the two children, confirmed to local media that the pair were hospitalized due to a lack of baby formula. Neither doctors nor families could find the special type of formula in local stores, he said.
“They can’t absorb these other formulas, and they end up getting dehydrated and falling behind,” he told Fox13.
Specifically, he treated a toddler and a preschooler as a direct result of the baby formula shortage. When the parents used a different type of formula, the children couldn’t tolerate the change, the doctor said, adding that they were treated with IV fluids and nutrients until that type of formula is available…. » Read full article
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