Mothers in the Garden State described the challenges they’re facing amid the baby formula shortage.

The mother of an 8-month-old, Liliana, said her family from Mexico is “coming next week, and they are bringing some formula.

“If my family didn’t come, I’d be very, very worried,” Liliana added. She said she would consider moving to Mexico if she can’t find formula.

Supply chain issues from the COVID-19 pandemic created limited availability of many products, including baby formula. The problem became worse when Abbott Laboratories, a top baby formula provider, recalled some products and closed a plant following a Food and Drug Administration probe. 

President Biden announced Wednesday he would invoke the Defense Production Act to ensure manufacturers have necessary supplies for baby formula production. 

Liliana tells Fox News she will consider moving if the baby formula shortage worsens (Megan Myers/Fox Digital)

Liliana tells Fox News she will consider moving if the baby formula shortage worsens (Megan Myers/Fox Digital)

“We just moved from breast milk to formula, so it’s pretty stressful,” Vera, the mother of a four-month-old, told Fox News. “We’ve just been trying to buy as much of the formula that he’s been eating as possible … and trying not to think about what happens when that runs out.”

Liliana said she’s “been to CVS, Walgreens, Target,” but baby formula was “nowhere to be found.”

Some retailers, including Walgreens and CVS, have rationed their supplies.

Retailers are keeping limited availability of baby formula on the shelves to regulate purchases amid sparse supply (Megan Myers/Fox Digital)

Retailers are keeping limited availability of baby formula on the shelves to regulate purchases amid sparse supply (Megan Myers/Fox Digital)


“It’s a terrifying thought that we won’t be able to provide the nutrients we need to our babies,” Christina, who said she’s days away from giving birth, told Fox News.

“When they’re infants, that’s the only source of nutrients they’re getting,” Christina said. “If you cannot breastfeed, if you’ve chosen not to breastfeed, that’s all that you have.”

Vera told Fox News: “I’ve had a neighbor drop off some formula just so we have backups

Retired Russian colonel Mikhail Khodarenok said any talk about Ukraine being able to counterattack is a “big exaggeration,” just a day after he criticized Russia’s military operations in Ukraine saying the situation for Russia could “get worse.”

Speaking to a Russian state TV channel on Wednesday, Khodarenok said, “When people talk about Ukraine acquiring the ability to counterattack, well it’s a big exaggeration. And as concerns the actions of our supreme command, there is every reason to believe that the implementation of these plans will in the very near future give Ukraine an unpleasant surprise.”

He also said it would be impossible for the Ukrainian armed forces to gain aerial supremacy in the next few months, and in terms of gaining naval supremacy, he said, “while our Black Sea Fleet is in the Black Sea, Ukraine’s Black Sea Fleet having supremacy is out of the question.

On Tuesday however, Khodarenok said information being spread about a “moral or psychological breakdown” of Ukrainian armed forces is not even “close to reality.” He also said Ukraine could arm 1 million people, and that Russia needs to consider that in its operational and strategic calculations.

“The situation for us, will frankly get worse,” he said on Tuesday. He also criticized Russia’s geopolitical isolation from the world, and prior to the invasion he warned that it would be more difficult than many anticipated to wage war in Ukraine.

Earlier reporting from CNN’s Tim Lister, Anastasia Graham Yooll and Taras Zadorozhnyy.Setbacks in Ukraine trigger rare criticism of Russia’s war effort by Russian bloggers

From CNN’s Tim Lister and Taras Zadorozhnyy

 A local resident looks at a destroyed Russian tank next to a house in the village of Mala Rogan, east of Kharkiv, on May 15. (Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images)

The Russian army’s performance in Ukraine has been less than impressive according to Western intelligence assessments — and that viewpoint is gaining ground among some in Russia itself.

Three Russian military bloggers have suddenly launched into damning criticism of the operation, and especially the debacle of a failed crossing of the Siverskyi Donets river last week. The three bloggers combined have more than 3 million subscribers on Telegram.

A prominent former officer who regularly appears on state television also weighed in with a gloomy view of Russia’s military prospects in Ukraine.

Such public criticism of the military operation in Ukraine is very rare. The Kremlin insists the campaign is on schedule.

The carping appears to have been triggered by a catalog of setbacks, the worst being the disastrous attempts to cross the Siverskyi Donets crossing last week. Satellite imagery shows at least 70 Russian armored vehicles and tanks were destroyed and hundreds of soldiers may have been killed.

On the evening of May 12, prominent Russian military correspondent Yuri Kotenok reposted accounts and images of the failed crossing, including one from a Ukrainian source.

Kotenok, who has nearly 300,000 subscribers to his Telegram channel, reposted one account that castigated the Russian officer responsible and blamed him for crowding so many vehicles in a small area by the river.

Junior Dos Santos will make his Eagle FC debut on Friday, but it turns out the promotion already has big plans for his future.

If the former UFC heavyweight champion is able to get through Yorgan De Castro in the Eagle FC 47 main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced plans to pursue a fight that would book Dos Santos against Fedor Emelianenko in the near future.

“If Dos Santos wins, I really want to make Dos Santos versus Fedor,” Nurmagomedov said at the Eagle FC 47 pre-fight press conference. “He has to focus on Yorgan next because Friday he has a tough opponent.

“He has to stay focused but I want to talk to my friend Scott Coker because Fedor is under Bellator contract. I don’t know what they’re going to do next with him but definitely we can talk and we can create some good stories.”

Emelianenko is widely considered as one of the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport but he’s currently approaching the end of his legendary career.

With his 46th birthday approaching in September, Emelianenko has stated that his next fight, which is the final bout on his current deal with Bellator MMA, would be his last.

Initially, Bellator planned on promoting Emelianenko’s final fight in his home country of Russia but the recent invasion into the Ukraine nixed that idea.

There’s been no further word on when Emelianenko might appear again as he looks to put a bow on his career but Nurmagomedov definitely has ideas about a co-promotion between Eagle FC and Bellator.

“Why not?” Nurmagomedov said. “Because these two guys were the face of MMA. Fedor is the greatest fighter of all time, in my opinion, and Dos Santos was champion for a couple of years in UFC.

“These two guys they deserve [it] and the fans deserve [it] and for me it’s a very interesting matchup, too.”

When Emelianenko first announced that he planned to retire after two more fights, Dos Santos immediately jumped on the opportunity to call for the matchup following his exit from the UFC.

Ultimately the fight never came together but now there’s renewed hope with Nurmagomedov declaring his plans to speak to Bellator president Scott Coker about potentially working together to make it happen.

Hearing that news for the first time during the press conference, Dos Santos was all smiles as he explained why a fight with Emelianenko would mean so much to him.

“That was completely news for me,” Dos Santos said. “I’m a big, big fan of Fedor and I really believe like Khabib said, he’s the greatest. That was a magical time in the MMA world and when he was fighting he did those amazing fights with ‘Big Nog’ (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira), I wasn’t even fighting at that time but I was a big fan of them.

“So for me, because I trained with ‘Big Nog’ as well, it was always a dream [to fight Fedor]. The biggest thing that I would like to achieve in my MMA career is to fight Fedor. So to hear that maybe possible now, it’s just amazing.”

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