Woolworths have recently decided to lift their existing two-tin limit for baby formula.

Woolworths have reportedly this month lifted the limit to eight tins per customer.

“This is getting ridiculous…..I am now out of A2 formula for my son and have visited 7 stores. There is no increased supply, you just enjoy making more money,” a furious Ipswich mother told the store.

“This has been a constant problem since my son’s birth. Eight tins at a time is beyond a joke. How about leaving formula for people who have infants to feed?”

Another mother from Gosford found herself in the same boat, saying she has been unable to feed her infant child their regular formula, shares Yahoo news.

“After visiting various stores today, I have discovered the shelves of certain brands are being completely cleaned out once again so myself and millions of other customers once again have to lose out & not be able to feed our little ones their regular formula,” she wrote.

“To go from two to EIGHT, that’s just way too much.”

A Woolworths spokesperson said they will continue to monitor the situation following the change.

“We’ve been working closely with our suppliers and as a result of improving baby formula supply, we’re changing our formula limit from 2 to 8 tins per customer,” the spokesperson said.

“We’ll continue to closely monitor our on-shelf availability and feedback from our customers as we make this adjustment.”

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  • I notice some Coles Supermarketss have the same problem at the moment. I know one Mother whose baby was lactose intolerant and to have goats milk formula. She always bought a couple of tins at a time because of the distance she had to travel to the nearest store which stocked it. On one occasion she rang 12 stores before she found some.


  • I am interested to see if these people are waiting until they are out of formula before looking or if they are starting to look for it as soon as they open their last tin. I am an organisation freak when it comes to stuff like this and I always have one ready to go


  • Yep this is so relatable. I buy one out of courtesy for others, even though I know I’ll need another tin a week later. But am always finding it hard to find


  • Would this be the Asians buying it all up to sell overseas at exhorbitant prices? 8 tins at a time does seem over the top, unless you have had a multiple birth, there’s no need for multiple tins.


  • Demand, supply and production should be better tuned in with each other.


  • I don’t understand why producers don’t take this opportunity to make more and sell directly to countries that want this product therefore stopping the need for people to buy up and send overseas


  • This is such a hard situation. Babies need to be fed but some people are taking advantage of the system.


  • This is awful but a 2 tin limit is hard if you’re remote and need more than 2 tins a fortnight. I had nightmares about running out.


  • There is no shelf availability even when it was set to two tins per customer. The only reason they’ve increased the limit is to make more money. Cant remember the last time I saw an A2 tin in my local Woolies.


  • I can’t understand why they haven’t fixed this issue yet

    • Good question ? Seems perplexing for sure!


  • This is an issue again – I was somewhere where it was behind the counter!


  • It seems to be a real problem for parents.


  • It’s such a catch 22 because I use formula and I like to stock up on things, especially when they’re on offer. I usually buy it from the Chemist Warehouse website or from Coles when I get flybuys offers.


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