Baby formula shortage is impacting Johnson County — Here are health officials’ tips

According to data analysis firm Datasembly, the nationwide out-of-stock percentage of formula is rising and now stands at 43% nationwide as of the beginning of May. Above, nearly empty shelves at a local Johnson County retailer. Photo credit Nikki Lansford.

A nationwide shortage on baby formula has caused the product to fly off the shelves as parents scramble to get their hands on it.

The numbers: According to data analysis firm Datasembly, the nationwide out-of-stock percentage of formula increased from 31% at the beginning of April to 40% at the end of the month.