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Parents are being warned of a nationwide shortage of baby milk, which has led large supermarkets to run out of stocks of widely used formula.

Cow & Gate ready-to-use milk and Aptamil are both rare due to a “problem with an ingredient used to prevent foaming”.

The shortage has led parents to voice their concerns on social media.

What is the problem?

Speaking to The Sun, a Danone spokesperson explained the shortage.

They said that “due” to the shortage of ingredients “these formulas did not consistently meet our standards, so we stopped sending them while we investigated and resolved the issue.”

“Production has now restarted at our factory and we are sending supplies to retailers.”

They added: “We are working hard to get the products back to the shelves as quickly as possible.”

Powdered versions of the formula are still available as it is only a ready-to-use formula that has been impacted.

Cowgate and Aptamil apologized for the problem, writing: “We currently experience low availability on our ready-to-use formulas.

“We fully appreciate that this is disturbing and frustrating for parents and we are very sorry for it.”

How did the parents react?

Musician Paloma Faith was among the concerned parents who raised awareness about the issue.

She told her social media followers that she tried to purchase the formula “in vain”, adding that “the search for ready-to-drink Aptamil continues …

A father explained that he changed his formula but it made his baby sick.

He wrote: “We have switched to another brand at the moment, but it makes him sick.”

Mother Marina Berry told supporters, “I can’t get Aptamil ready-to-use milk anywhere and we’re almost sold out.

“Please help – I don’t want to change my son’s brand of milk now that he’s been there for 8 months!”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-16 07:00:00