A father says he put 1,000 miles on his car to find specialty formula for his premature infant daughter

Mac Jaehnert said he put 1,000 miles on his car in the last week looking for a specialty nutritional formula for daughter MacKenzie and other premature babies in his southeastern Washington state community.

“It’s been a frustrating, heartbreaking, unnecessary challenge for a kid who has already overcome so much,” Jaehnert told CNN Saturday, echoing the sentiments of parents caught up in a worsening nationwide baby formula shortage.

Jaehnert described empty store shelves in his search for Similac NeoSure in the city of Richland and surrounding areas – part of a growing national crisis that has forced the Biden administration to order the use of military aircraft to expedite the delivery of baby formula to the United States.