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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2022, 09:38:43 AM »

I'm still suspicious one factory shutdown could cause this much of a disruption.
How many BF factories are there in the US? It would kind of scare me if we're relying on only a handful for the whole country. Would make it an easy mark for someone wanting to mess with the US. A couple of bombs or even just contaminants here and there and you could have a major disruption and panic like what we're seeing right now.

Welcome to the joy of just in time and lean manufacturing. Itís great until it isnít and the last couple of years are an excellent demonstration of why.
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2022, 09:50:51 AM »

Welcome to the joy of just in time and lean manufacturing. Itís great until it isnít and the last couple of years are an excellent demonstration of why.
I would be curious how much of that is driven by inventory taxes and other tax structures.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was some old New Deal policy from the 30's.  I recall one complaint about the Great Depression was a lot of companies had big inventories that weren't selling. 
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2022, 09:52:03 AM »

If only there was a cheap, safe, nutritious, all natural, environmentally friendly way of feeding babies.
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2022, 10:04:34 AM »

If only there was a cheap, safe, nutritious, all natural, environmentally friendly way of feeding babies.
But I'm not a biologist

The same women who scream for nursing stations every twenty feet in every building in America would also scream at you for suggesting that they breast feed (medical and other issues that prevent breast feeding excluded).
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2022, 02:51:15 PM »

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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2022, 02:58:15 PM »

The same women who scream for nursing stations every twenty feet in every building in America would also scream at you for suggesting that they breast feed (medical and other issues that prevent breast feeding excluded).
There are women who can't breast feed for one reason or another, but those women aren't the reason for the shortage.
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2022, 03:34:04 PM »

Thankfully we've never had to buy formula, but I'm well aware that there are plenty of women for whom even if they could once have done so will no longer have that option.  It would be terrifying to be a family in that position.

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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2022, 03:34:46 PM »

There a huge number of women who could have breast fed but simply didnít want to.  Had they done so the formula shortage wouldnít affect them.  However once her milk dries up itís not like she can change her mind and start doing it now. 

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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2022, 03:37:56 PM »

Thankfully we've never had to buy formula, but I'm well aware that there are plenty of women for whom even if they could once have done so will no longer have that option.  It would be terrifying to be a family in that position.

We had to get some formula for our 3rd.  We didnít know my wife was pregnant again until her milk supply stopped.  Kid #3 was only 7-8 months old or so at the time and normally would have continued nursing for at least another 3-5 months.

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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2022, 03:48:20 PM »

Welcome to the joy of just in time and lean manufacturing. Itís great until it isnít and the last couple of years are an excellent demonstration of why.

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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2022, 03:51:38 PM »

They never found the bacteria at that plant that made the kids sick. They found a similar one in another in a non-processing part of the plant.
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2022, 04:03:27 PM »

There are women who can't breast feed for one reason or another, but those women aren't the reason for the shortage.

Hence the qualifier in my post.  =)

I was aiming at the feminists who scream at the patriarchy for making breastfeeding difficult when in fact many of those same women have no intention of breastfeeding, or even having kids.
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Re: The Baby Formula
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2022, 07:34:33 AM »

That didn't last long
11 days after reopening the factory gets flooded. Will be shutdown a few weeks.

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The Abbott Laboratories plant in Michigan, which was at the center of the nation's baby formula crisis, has stopped production again.

Baby formula production halted at Abbott's Michigan plant due to flooding after severe storms
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/abbott-baby-formula-production-halted-michigan-plant-storms
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