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Why the baby formula shortage is hitting these moms hardest
02:38 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

The Senate on Thursday approved a bill by unanimous consent intended to improve access to baby formula as the US contends with a nationwide shortage that has sparked an outcry and put pressure on lawmakers to act.

The bill, called the Access to Baby Formula Act, was approved by the House on Wednesday and will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.

The measure is aimed at ensuring that families in need can continue to buy baby formula with WIC benefits during a public health emergency or supply chain issues such as a product recall. WIC refers to the federal assistance program known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.