Directions for Bottle Preparation
Feeding your baby
Always wash hands before preparing formula and ensure that the formula is prepared in a clean area.
Wash bottles, teats and caps, and knife. Sterilise
by boiling for five minutes or using an approved sterilising agent. Note: We recommend you wash and sterilise all feeding equipment until baby is at least 3 months old. When baby is older, thorough washing in hot water is sufficient.
Boil fresh water and allow to cool until luke warm. Note: Boil water until baby is at least 3 months old
if using town supply water. Bore-water & tank water should be boiled before use until baby is 18
Read the instructions and check the amount of water and formula powder required as shown on the feeding table on the back of pack.
Pour the correct amount of previously boiled water into a sterilised bottle (always add water BEFORE the powder).
Fill the measuring scoop with formula powder and level off, using the back of a sterilised knife. Take care to add the correct number of scoops to the water in the bottle. If using a sachet, add water to bottle as above, then tear open sachet or cut with clean scissors and pour powder into the bottle.
Place the teat and cap on the bottle and shake it until the powder dissolves. We recommend that you only prepare one bottle at a time and that you prepare it as close as possible to feeding time.
Test the temperature of the milk with a few drops on the inside of your wrist. It should feel just warm, but cool is better than too hot. Cool under a running cold tap if necessary.
Feeding Baby. Any formula left at the end of the feed must be discarded.
- Never add more or less powder to the water than recommended. This could make your baby sick.
- Never use the scoop of another type of formula as the measures may differ.
- Never pack down the powder or use heaped scoops.
- Never use your finger to level the powder as it may contaminate formula.
- Never add anything else to the formula feed (e.g. tea, sugar, baby cereal).
- Prepare only one bottle at a time.
- Always discard any milk left over at the end of a feed.
- If you have to prepare a bottle in advance (e.g. for a babysitter) keep the prepared bottle in the back of the fridge (4°C) for a maximum of 12 hours. Ideally shorter times are better.
- Infants over the age of six months should be offered foods in addition to formula.