May 26, 2022 - News

Tennessee needs baby formula

Percentage of baby formula out of stock in <span style="color: white; background-color:#ff7900; padding: 2px 4px; margin-right:3px; white-space: nowrap;">Tennessee</span>and <span style="color: white; background-color:#1085df; padding: 2px 4px; margin-right:3px; white-space: nowrap;">U.S.</span>
Data: Datasembly; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

The baby formula shortage has been more pronounced in Tennessee than in the rest of the nation.

Why it matters: The percentage of formula out of stock reached 54.7% in Tennessee, according to Datasembly, a retail software company. By comparison, the nationwide percentage was 43.1%.

State of play: About three in four babies are fed formula by 6 months old as a complete or partial substitute for human milk, Axios' Nathan Bomey reports.

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