Tune into our podcast at noon (pacific) today as we discuss this critical issue. There is no Cliff Notes version of why we are experiencing these supply chain issues across the world. A host of influences have combined to create a massive disruption to every day life and the things we buy to sustain it. Baby formula is one of those things. My wife Jenny was recently on FoxNews discussing the supply and how it impacts us (pictures of the kids during the b-roll too!)
Forgive me if you've heard this too many times already, but you can make formula for your baby that is actually healthier than canned formula. Look up the Weston A. Price Foundation. Also look up Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. There are two recipes in there, one of which can be frozen for planning purposes.
My dad spent 55 years in the paper industry. I tried explaining the toiletpaper shortage to many people, including reporters. Not only were schools and businesses closed, but the factories don’t even have the right-sized machines to make a change-over. Paper machines are MASSIVE. You don’t just click some buttons and resize your output. Also, their packaging even for traditionally-sized rolls is set for huge bundles of 40+ rolls.
We ordered dinner once a week from our favorite restaurant during their dining room closure - in our take-out bags they added a roll of TP. They had to have had closets packed with rolls.
This was really interesting re: the engineering aspect of building design and water flow. As Mister Rogers used to say: you learn something old everyday!
Nice to see someone sharing recipes for baby formula here. I understand there are women who aren't able to breastfeed, but for all the women I've known, it was a choice to not breastfeed, and one I didn't make. Breastfeeding was the best decision I made next to home-schooling.