Due to ongoing shortages, Walmart and Target, as well as major pharmaceutical store chains CVS and Walgreens, are restricting the quantity of baby formula that can be purchased at one time.
According to a Walmart spokesperson, shoppers are now allowed to buy five containers of formula every day in stores. There appears to be no restrictions on Walmart's online marketplace, however. The in-store limitations come at the request of the Food and Drug Administration.
Target has already established limitations, but has not confirmed the exact number. Online purchases have sounded at four items, but this number appears to be Kroger's limitations, though it has not been disclosed.
According to reports, retailers at Walgreens and CVS are limited to three infant and toddler formula products per transaction.
The shortages come after years of being linked to bacterial infections at two deaths. Abbot's facility in Sturgis, Michigan, has issued a recall for select lots of powdered Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare formulas.