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Making formula – dos and don'ts - text version

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Follow the instructions very carefully, as different brands can vary as to how much water and powder to use.

Don’t add extra powdered infant formula when making a feed. This can make your baby constipated or dehydrated.

Don’t add sugar or cereals to the feed in the bottle.

Never warm up infant formula in a microwave, as it can heat the feed unevenly and may burn your baby’s mouth.

Always prepare formula in a clean area to avoid the risk of bacteria.

Discard any formula that has been at room temperature for longer than 1 hour.

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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