Preparing and storing infant formula safely

Preparing and storing infant formula safely
It is important to properly prepare and store infant formula to ensure that it is safe and effective.
 Here are some guidelines for preparing and storing infant formula:
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before preparing the formula.

  2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for preparing the formula. This may involve mixing the formula with water, using a specific amount of formula and water, and shaking or stirring the mixture to combine it.

  3. Use only clean, safe water to prepare the formula. If you are using tap water, it should be boiled and cooled to room temperature before use. If you are using bottled water, make sure that it is safe for infant consumption.

  4. Use a clean container to prepare and store the formula.

  5. If you are not using the formula immediately, store it in the refrigerator. If you are using a bottle to feed your infant, prepare only the amount of formula that you will need for a single feeding.

  6. Discard any unused formula after two hours. If the infant does not finish the bottle, discard the remaining formula.

  7. Do not heat formula in the microwave, as this can create hot spots that can burn the infant’s mouth. Instead, heat the formula in a bottle warmer or by placing the bottle in a bowl of warm water.

By following these guidelines, you can help to ensure that the infant formula is safe and effective for your infant.

 If you have any questions or concerns about preparing and storing infant formula, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider.

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