The formula manufacturers do have stocks and continued supplies at this time. Manufacture of these products is seen as an essential job in Europe. The main reason stocks are low is because of stock piling by parents.
Parents should be advised against stock piling, approaching food banks or directly contacting the manufacturer.
They should be advised that first milks should be used at all times and that if their current brand of first milk is not available it is safe and appropriate to use another brand of first milk.
Information on infant milks can be found on the First Steps Nutrition website.
Local stores, pharmacies and corner shops have not experienced the same run on their products that the main supermarkets have.
Some women maybe interested in re lactation either because they are concerned about stocks of formula and /or because they want to provide immune protection to their baby may find the information in the links below helpful.
ABM which includes information about “Relactation: restarting breastfeeding after a gap” and “Low milk supply 101”