Article: Preparing Bottles and Formula
|In This Article:||
Sterilizing Bottles and Nipples
Bottles, nipples, caps and any other equipment that will come in contact with the formula or your baby must be thoroughly washed and then sterilized before use.
Babies' immune systems are not fully developed and they are more susceptible to germs than adults and even older children.
How to sterilize bottles:
Boil equipment every 24 hours whether used or unused.
Preparing Infant Formula
The safest method for making up formula is to make it in the bottle, one bottle at a time because there is less chance of contamination. If there is a mistake in mixing the amounts of powder and water then the mistake is confined to one bottle.
Once a bottle of formula or pumped breast milk has been warmed it should be used within one hour and should never be reheated. Bacteria can grow in milk that has been left warm for too long and this could make your baby ill.