Need Baby Formula? May 24, 2022 12:22 PM   Subscribe

If you need baby formula, i am happy to buy it here in Austria and ship to you. Please send me memail to discuss details.
posted by 15L06 to MetaFilter-Related at 12:22 PM (14 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

I do not need baby formula, I just want to publicly note the generosity and kindness of your offer to help. Thank you for being here!
posted by Bella Donna at 2:24 PM on May 24, 2022 [26 favorites]

posted by Splunge at 3:17 PM on May 24, 2022 [4 favorites]

I don't need baby formula either, but if you have any adult formula, I might be interested.
posted by aubilenon at 9:12 PM on May 24, 2022 [4 favorites]

Is there some sort of context to this? Or are mefites just starting threads to offer to buy specific arbitrary threads for people?
posted by Dysk at 10:22 PM on May 24, 2022

Yeah, i read about how mothers have difficulties sourcing formula, one story especially moved me of a single mother with a toddler and a small baby. She has no car, and makes a weekly one hour (one way) bus journey because only a limited amount can be bought per person. And she does not know each week if it will be still sold next week. Online deliveries are apparently not possible, etc. Stuff of nightmares.

I thought that possibly there are mefites affected, or know someone affected/in need, it seems especially formula for allergic babies is close to impossible to source in the US.
There is no shortage in Europe, and products are the same, except manufactured in Europe.
posted by 15L06 at 5:52 AM on May 25, 2022 [11 favorites]

15L06, bless you for this offer!

My baby-feeding days are in the past, but I have been getting genuinely anxious on behalf of parents of babies whose are affected. All of my kids needed a weird formula (Similac Alimentum -- I can remember the smell!), and we had already tried all the others so just switching to another brand wasn't an option.

15L06, if there's anything from the U.S. that you need, let us know and maybe we can balance the scales. :7) The doctors in Vienna took excellent care of my parents a few years ago, and I enjoyed passing through on a childhood visit. Austria, you're all right!
posted by wenestvedt at 6:13 AM on May 25, 2022 [4 favorites]

Pandora Kouti: Dysk: American baby formula shortage

Thanks! Doesn't seem to have made the headlines over here.
posted by Dysk at 7:20 AM on May 25, 2022 [2 favorites]

...And now I feel a bit guilty for the snark I posted just above; apologies.

Yeah, the US is having a major shortage on infant formula at the moment.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:37 AM on May 25, 2022 [1 favorite]

I’m also happy to buy and ship from France! Great idea 15L06 ❤️.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:46 AM on May 25, 2022 [11 favorites]

Thanks! Doesn't seem to have made the headlines over here.

You're probably fortunate, because the headlines about the American shortage have started a panic buying effect here in Canada, so now we *also* have a formula shortage.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:06 AM on May 25, 2022 [8 favorites]

This prompted me to reach out to a friend in the US who’s about to have a child and will almost certainly use formula, but she’s stocked up for the first few months already.

But if anyone needs it, I can ship from Iceland (or Finland, from August).
posted by Kattullus at 7:24 AM on May 26, 2022 [5 favorites]

Our "baby" is now 13 and lives primarily off of bananas and peanut butter sandwiches. But it does not seem like long ago that my partner was unable to breast feed and formula was critical to our lives. I cannot imagine what parents are going through now.

I just want to send the most glowing possible good feelings to the people looking to helping others out in this thread. That is amazing and you're good ones, all of you.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:57 AM on May 27, 2022 [4 favorites]

On thread scan: we also depended on Similac Alimentum! Distinctive smell, indeed.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:03 AM on May 27, 2022 [1 favorite]

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