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Enforce a limit of 2 tins of baby formula per customer in all supermarkets

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Current shortages are making it extremely difficult for parents to buy the formula they need for their infants. Most supermarkets and chemists have imposed limits of the number of tins each customer can buy to prevent the shelves being cleared by bulk-buyers seeking to sell on formula overseas at massive profits. However, despite these limits, customers are frequently seen buying in bulk at Woolworths, leaving nothing for others. Switching formula brands is not an option for many parents as babies can't digest all formulas equally and may have reflux or be lactose-intolerant. 

The prospect of not being able to feed your baby because you can't get the formula you need is extremely distressing and shouldn't happen in Australia. Parents are being forced to ring around supermarkets and chemists, alert each other on social media and drive long distances in search of formula. Much of this stress is preventable if a reasonable limit is enforced on the number of tins each customer can buy.

So, come on Woolworths! Stop ignoring the needs of Aussie Parents and start enforcing a 2 tin per customer, per day limit on baby formula in all of your stores, at all times, to make it fair for everyone who needs it.



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