Many families in Calaveras County and the US are facing significant challenges when it comes to finding formula for their babies.
Within the first few days of life, nearly 20% of babies get formula. By three months of age <50% of babies are exclusively breastfeeding in this country.
Black, Hispanic, Asian, and American Indian parents are more likely to use formula. So the availability and access to formula are both factors that affect families here in our county and beyond.