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Monday, February 11th 2008, 9:12am

Heating milk in Microwave

It i s recommended on all the feed tins not to heat milk in microwave but does anyone do it?

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Monday, February 11th 2008, 9:53am

I do heat the food and milk in micro now I didnt have one until xmas (ta Mam) cant belive i struggled with jugs of hot water for 2 babies all year. The warning is incase of HOT pockets, but if you stir well and temp check it. It should be fine.

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Edited to say - as your DS is so young you maybe best to stick with jug of water for now -My boys at your sons age had room temp milk Much easier x x
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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:11am

Up until the twins were around 20 weeks or so, we only ever heated milk in a jug of hot water. Now we will heat the water in the microwave, then add the formula ... Sometime, B's milk need re-heating half way through (cos she's a bit of a fussy madam :rolleyes: ), so we do heat milk every now and then.
If you're going to heat water or milk in the microwave, it's best to remove the top first (the whole, thing, ring and teat) as the teats can hold heat, or warp ... and make sure you shake the liquid for agggeeeesssss to dispurse any hot spots




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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:20am

Or if you are routine Boil kettle 1/2 before feed and then Temp will be right at Bottle making time. x x
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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:26am

.... Good thinking batman

If we were doing 4oz per feed, we would make bottles up with 2oz (just cooled boiled water in the fridge, I mean), then when it was feed time, boil the kettle and add the boiling water to the cooled water ... Ta daaaa




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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:29am

hi hun
i always do evie-mae's bottles up in the morning for the day, and place in fridge

i then warm them in a jug of hot water, i have never put bottles in the microwave, there is danger of hot spots, as the milk doesnt heat through evenly in a microwave

good to have you on board hun

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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:49am

Hi, I always did E's bottle in micro from her being around 12 weeks. Before this I used a bottle warmer. I stopped because the bottles were always really hot at the bottom and the rest of the milk seemed cold. when using the micro I would heat for 30 seconds so it was just slightly warmed shake really well and thats that. I never had any problems. If you give baby milk which is warmer than this then I would make sure that you do shake for longer and also leave to stand for a min before feeding to baby.


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Monday, February 11th 2008, 11:40am

I've always microwaved the twins milk - they do have it tepid though so i generally warm it just to take the chill out of it rather than make it warm. if you want it warmer as jo jo says give it a good shake and let it stand for a few minutes to make sure there are no hot spots before giving it.

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Monday, February 11th 2008, 11:41am

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.... Good thinking batman

If we were doing 4oz per feed, we would make bottles up with 2oz (just cooled boiled water in the fridge, I mean), then when it was feed time, boil the kettle and add the boiling water to the cooled water ... Ta daaaa


Darn good idea !!
I temporarily stopped breast feeding yesterday as Charlie lately seemed to have a very dodgy tum and kept sicking up and as i was having to top up most feeds anyway it seemed logical for now ( I am still expressing though) but getting up in the middle of the night and heating a bottle was a real pain in the Bum and very slow Charlie was not a happy chappie X( X( X(!!!!


So thanks for your suggestions ladies .

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Monday, February 11th 2008, 12:04pm

Didn't microwave Callum's bottles when he was little -- probably started microwaving when he was nearer to 1 -- but with Gregor I've been microwaving his bottles since he was a couple of weeks old --- as you say when they wake and need a bottle they need it now!!!!! I only ever take the chill off the bottles -- Gregor has always taken them pretty luke warm rather than hot so I think microwaving is ok --- just make sure you give it a good slosh around first :smile:
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Monday, February 11th 2008, 12:33pm

I microwaved but only enough to take the chill off them. I did this with both EBM and formula if it had been in the fridge. I also used to make up bottles with just the water in for the days feeds and just keep them on the worktop, sealed obviously, and then add powder as we used them and fed them to her at room temp. My reasoning was, the bottles were sterilised, the water had been boiled and until you add powder there's nothing in them to grow bugs. She never had any tummy upsets. I do have quite a relaxed attitude to food hygiene though, but having studied an ickle bit of microbiology, I know whats important and whats not.





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Monday, February 11th 2008, 8:07pm

thats what i do too mrs j. G only really likes a hot bottle when he's tired,other than that the micro isnt used cos bottles with water are left on worktop until i need them, genius!!!

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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:11pm

Yep we micro too
Take the whole bottle apart and micro for 30 seconds then shake loads
We used a jug to start but it used to get too hot so we'd have to wait for it to cool or run it under cold water....

micro is so much easier


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Monday, February 11th 2008, 10:49pm

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I temporarily stopped breast feeding yesterday as Charlie lately seemed to have a very dodgy tum and kept sicking up and as i was having to top up most feeds anyway it seemed logical for now ( I am still expressing though) but getting up in the middle of the night and heating a bottle was a real pain in the Bum and very slow Charlie was not a happy chappie X( X( X(!!!!



You sound like you've planned well by expressing to keep up your milk supply. Remember that your milk is more gentle on Charlie's tummy than formula milk as it contains very little casein and is easily digested, also it contains friendly bacteria (like Actimel) which is kind to the gut flora, helping with tummy upsets and aiding digestion.

If Charlie's been consistently vomiting after a feed it's probably worth seeing your GP as it could be a reflux problem rather than a straight tummy upset.





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Monday, February 11th 2008, 11:27pm

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Hi, I always did E's bottle in micro from her being around 12 weeks. Before this I used a bottle warmer. I stopped because the bottles were always really hot at the bottom and the rest of the milk seemed cold. when using the micro I would heat for 30 seconds so it was just slightly warmed shake really well and thats that. I never had any problems. If you give baby milk which is warmer than this then I would make sure that you do shake for longer and also leave to stand for a min before feeding to baby.


20 secs for thin bottles - 25 for thick -

works for us - give them a shake !
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Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 8:53am

Thanks Bells !

I put the sicking up down to my reastablished Port habit :snigger: :snigger: :snigger: he does seem to have a sensitive tummy though I might reintroduce Booby a bit this evening and see how we get on but it does seem he only spews after my milk but mind you he is such a piggy he takes both breasts and formula before he stops whinging !!

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Saturday, February 16th 2008, 9:53am

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Saturday, February 16th 2008, 10:26am

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Saturday, February 16th 2008, 11:19am

i heat H's up in the microwave, if it has been stored in the fridge then i put it in for 30 seconds, if it has been at room temp or in my changing bag then it has 20 secs... it works well.

i always take the top off completely ( teat, the thing the teat goes thru and the cap) as they get scorchio. pop them back on when bottle has pinged and shake gently to evenly distribute the heat thru the milk.

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Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 7:31pm

Hi
I don't heat up the milk. I always give them room temp formula. I heat the EBM bottles in a jug of water.

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