Kelly, Formica: Babies without food is a national emergency, not a problem for parents to solve.

May 17, 2022

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), ranking member of the Children’s Committee, and Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) released the following statement regarding the national baby formula shortage, the topic of a Connecticut General Assembly informational hearing scheduled for today at 3:30 pm:


“Babies without food is a national emergency, not a problem for parents to solve. It is heartbreaking, infuriating, and unacceptable that parents across our nation are struggling to feed their babies. On top of the formula shortage, food prices continue to rise as family budgets are already pushed to the limit. Connecticut families need relief, they need a government that is focused on solutions to make life more affordable and ensure that basic core necessities are available to all families. How could the White House allow our nation to get to this point? Washington is failing our families and our children.


“We appreciate the efforts of our colleagues in the state legislature especially on the Children’s Committee and Public Health Committees for working to get information out to parents that may be helpful. The reality is we need so much more. Parents should not have to face the challenges that they are confronting to simply feed their children.”




  • View Temporary Formula Substitutions List. The temporary formula substitutions list provides substitutes that you may find available in stores. This list is updated regularly.


  • Comparable Formulas Authorized: the CT WIC Program is working closely with families to provide support and information on available options, including a temporarily expanded WIC formula list to offer comparable products for formulas that have been difficult to locate. This is available on their website: