U.S. baby-food shortages are driving some Americans to try to make baby formula themselves.

With store shelves emptying, some desperate parents are turning to the internet for do-it-yourself recipes. But these homemade versions come with serious health risks, medical professionals and health officials say.

“Do not make your own formula at home,” said Florida pediatrician Mona Amin. “As tempting as it can be, there’s no safeguards that’s safe, that it’s nutritious.”

Formula shortages have been a problem for parents since last year because of supply-chain disruptions, but stockpiles were further squeezed after Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition unit recalled some of its products earlier this year, including top-selling brand Similac.... Read More: Bloomberg