In his speech, Pete Buttigieg focuses on the infant formula shortage.
Buttigieg welcomed twins with his husband Chasten last year, who is the Secretary of Transportation under President Biden.
A politician discussed how the infant formula shortage affects his family on CBS News’s Face the Nation show on May 15. He referred to the situation as “very personal.”
He explained, “We’ve got two 9-month-old children. Baby formula is a huge part of our lives. In addition to checking online and checking local stores, we’ve contacted relatives in other countries that do not have the same shortages to see if they can provide anything.”
However, the Buttigieg family has since figured it out and was able to secure a supply of formula for their children.
Parents of infants are not the only ones voicing their concerns about the shortage caused, in part, by Abbott Nutrition, one of the nation’s largest infant formula manufacturers.
In a recent tweet, Olivia Munn, who welcomed her first child last year with partner John Mulaney, expressed concern over the situation.
“People seem to think there won’t be a formula shortage if you breastfeed!’
My low milk supply forces me to rely on formula to feed my baby,” the Newsroom star wrote on May 18. “I would instead breastfeed, but I cannot.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe last year, Buttigieg said that raising a child was the most challenging thing he and Chasten, an author and activist, had ever faced.
Buttigieg joked, “I used to think of 5 a.m. as early. If I’m lucky, I think of it as nap time. And yet, I catch myself grinning half the time. We’re just over the moon.”