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First Shipment of Baby Formula Arrives in Indianapolis from Germany

It should feed 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week

A U.S. military plane filled with more than 70,000 pounds of baby formula arrived in Indianapolis on Sunday from Germany, part of Operation Fly Formula, a Biden administration initiative that aims to quickly increase supplies of the food source amid a national shortage.

Shortly after 11 a.m., a C-17 loaded with Nestlé’s Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula — both hypoallergenic formulas that can be fed to babies intolerant of protein in cow’s milk — arrived at Indianapolis International Airport, where the plane was greeted by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

"This shipment of formula serves a critical medical purpose and will help infants with specific dietary needs requiring specialized formula," Vilsack tweeted. At the airport, he told reporters the formula would "take care of 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for a week."

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