Federal officials this week laid out steps being taken to address the national baby formula shortage, which is escalating in Maryland.

The shortage is in large part because of massive Abbott Nutrition recalls of popular Similac, Alimentum and EleCare brands of baby formula.

The head of the nonprofit MOMCares — which supplies baby care essentials to Black mothers in Baltimore — is worried about mothers who don't have the option to breastfeed if they can't find baby formula.

"We're still working very hard to make sure our mothers are getting what they need," director Ana Rodney said. "And our mothers are keeping us abreast of the things they need and the changes that are happening in their baby's nutrition so that we can then go out and make purchases for them."... Read More: Pikesville Patch