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Friday, August 22nd 2008, 9:41pm

best way to make formula???

Hi, im getting confussed.
im currently mixed feeding (breast & bottle) to get some weight on my lil man.
ive had mixed advice on making bottles up. what do you guys do?

1- store the cooled boiled water in the fridge then add the formula powder when baby needs it

or

2- make up the bottles with the formula powder already mixed in and then store it in the fridge until baby needs it

ive asked health visitors and they all say something different




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Friday, August 22nd 2008, 9:45pm

RE: best way to make formula???

:hi: I always prefered putting just the boiling water in the fridge and adding formula when it was needed. that way they last longer and fresher. i did the same whenever i went out and about - you can get like little plastic tubs with just enough formula for one bottle.... hope this helps x
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Friday, August 22nd 2008, 9:45pm

Cuurent goverment guidelines say to make the feed fresh, so either boil the water and use it stright away, or store the water in the fridge in your pre sterelized bottles and only add the powder as and when it is needed.
This is due to some research which suggested a small risk of bacteria developing if the milk and water are mixed in advance.





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Friday, August 22nd 2008, 9:47pm

:snigger: spooky posting at the same time and saying the same thing
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Friday, August 22nd 2008, 9:48pm

Hi chick.

When I had C 14 years ago it was make the bottles up and store in fridge. I used to make 6 up at a time then just warm in a jug of hot water. Now you are advised to make the feed as you need.

I usually take the cartons out with me tho as its easier. In the house I put the hot water into bottle, leave it to cool a while then add my formula. I have one of those Avent milk dispensers where you add the amount of scoops needed, then just pour into the bottle. 10x easier and good to take out as it has 3 compartments.

When twins were small, I would put the bottles in my Avent thermabag and take them up to bed as this kept them warm for up to 4 hrs. Then I would just add the powder out of my dispenser when needed. Bloody clart on if you ask me but suppose we have to go with the times.

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Friday, August 22nd 2008, 9:55pm

Put the bottle in the fridge (without adding powder) with 1oz short, then when you need it boil the kettle and add the extra 1oz water and that way you get the perfect temp for baby's feed.







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Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 7:17am

^^ Agree with the above.

I was told and read on the UK guidelines website that you can make them up as you need them *Not ideal when half asleep at stupid o'clock* or cooled boiled water in sterilised bottles and add powder per feed.

When I switched from Boob to bottle I made them up 12hrs in advance but found that the milk kind of turned when I warmed it, so not really good for bubs giving them warm sour milk.

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Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 12:49pm

Thanks everyone.
soz for the delay in replying but been on holiday.
been adding powder as i need it so glad that i seem to be doing the right thing.

thanks again for the helpful advice




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Thursday, September 4th 2008, 6:31am

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Originally posted by Rivka
Put the bottle in the fridge (without adding powder) with 1oz short, then when you need it boil the kettle and add the extra 1oz water and that way you get the perfect temp for baby's feed.


Thank you.

Since reading this its how I've been making up bottles this way for most feeds.

God send for 3am feeds as the kettle takes a shorter time to boil than heating the whole thing in the bottle warmer :)

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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Rainbow Sprite" (Sep 4th 2008, 6:31am)


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Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 2:25pm

ooh, tip for mrsanto -
get urself a thermos flask, fill it with boiled water before u go to bed and then the hot water is there to heat up the bottle, so EVEN quicker at 3am.
#thermos has been a godsend!!! :)




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Monday, October 6th 2008, 10:17pm

Sounds like a sound idea that MSH, wished I thought of that!
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