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Baby formula shortage is making low-income mothers struggle to pay for a product usually covered by the state

The state’s poorest mothers are paying hundreds of dollars out of pocket when they find baby formula because they say they can’t risk waiting for the exact brand and size container covered by Texas’ Women, Infant and Children program.

Nataly Romero, who has been having trouble finding baby formula, holds her son Alex in their Baytown home on May 12, 2022.
The Walmart Supercenter baby formula aisle in Baytown on May 12, 2022.
The Walmart Supercenter baby formula aisle  in Baytown, Texas on May 12, 2022.
Baby formula at Nataly Romero's home in Baytown on May 12, 2022.

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