Baby formula shortage

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  1. Smack

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    This is a good example of why price controls don't work. Let's take the baby formula shortage at local level.

    https://www.theleader.com.au/story/5404440/coles-restricts-access-to-baby-formula/?cs=1507
    Coles restricts access to baby formula

    I spoke with a rep from Aptamil and received two responses from questions I asked. Why don't they A, increase supply to meet with local demands and B, why don't they let the market set the price instead of using an artificial price. My answers were A, production is already at a maximum and B, they want to make their product affordable to everyone.

    The problem with making it 'affordable' is that we will continue to have shortages because of Chinese buying local and selling to China for a profit. Now I'm not against them making money and won't be calling them evil or greedy, but one only needs to glance at social media to see the outrage against them for doing this. They will get around these 'restrictions' from supermarkets and it is yet to be seen if they will make a dent.

    Thoughts? What would you do in this situation?
     
  2. Surely

    Surely Moderator Staff Member

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    That's what tits were made for.

    Ladies stop getting on the piss and feed the babies FFS.
     
  3. Mong

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    Wow

    Surely is the early leader for the dumbest post of the day...
     
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  4. gUt

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    With the Chinese selling buckets of lead paint chips as baby formula in China, is it any wonder there's a demand.

    Question is why aren't we directly exporting more of the stuff to China and undercutting the shelf-clearers?
     
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  5. Surely

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    What do you think tits are for, aside from looking at
     
  6. t-ba

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    900 Grams of smuggled Frisian Flag sets you back close to three times what it costs in Hong Kong.
     
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  7. gUt

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    Presumably you're just shit stirring the easily-outraged but it's a vital thing to be able to supplement or completely replace tit juice for some mothers. My wife breastfed our girls 100%, no probs. But when our boy came along she couldn't keep up with his demand and we had a real danger of him starving in the first couple of days before her milk finally came in.

    Colostrum was not enough and formula might have literally saved his life. Dramatic I know but you had to be there.
     
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  8. Smack

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    Tariffs on commercial quantities I believe.
     
  9. Smack

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    The market price would be just under what you would need to break even by selling it OS.
     
  10. The Charlatan

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    Not sure why Aptamil wouldn't set up shop over there and sell it for a profit much higher than in Australia and cut out the profiteering at the expense of desperate Chinese parents.
     
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  11. Smack

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    I believe the issue stems from China itself, there was plastic in the formula that caused kidney failure where babies died, so hence why they don't buy local.
     
  12. The Charlatan

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    Can they not import ingredients?
     
  13. Jimbo

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    He gets cranky when his status as 'dumbest poster' is challenged, doesn't he?

    It's not like he has anything to worry about on that front
     
  14. Smack

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    It's not the importing ingredients that is the problem, it's the way they make it to save $ hence why they are not trusting them.
     
  15. t-ba

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    You'll need an import license from a Chinese government office that will cut the profiteering middleman out to do a bit of his own profiteeering instead.
     
  16. Mong

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    Both mine required it as their mother couldn’t produce enough either so we were in a similar position.

    It’s easy to take a very generic approach to these things like surely did, reality often doesn’t match though.
     
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  17. Surely

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    share tits
     
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    Various factors can cause a low milk supply during breast-feeding, such as waiting too long to start breast-feeding, not breast-feeding often enough, supplementing breastfeeding, an ineffective latch and use of certain medications. Sometimes previous breast surgery affects milk production. Factors such as premature birth, maternal obesity, pregnancy-induced high blood pressure and poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes can also affect milk production.

    But take heart. Although many women worry about low milk supply, insufficient breast milk production is rare. In fact, most women make one-third more breast milk than their babies typically drink.

    https://www.drugs.com/mcf/low-milk-supply-what-causes-it
     
  19. Mong

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    Point being?
     
  20. Surely

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    poor parenting

    don't smoke, drink, do drugs or skip breast feeds.
     

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