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You are here : home > Baby's Diet > Bottle Feeding > Preparation of Formula Milk

Please Note: Breastfeeding baby until the age of 12 to 18 months is ideal choice; Babies should be bottle-fed only when breastfeeding is not an option.

Preparation of Formula Milk

Preparing the formula feed requires concentration and patience. One should stick to the instructions and not give more or less than the required amount.Formula feed can be refrigerated for maximum of 24 hrs. Learn how to prapare formula feed for your baby.

How do I select the right formula

The basic ingredient in most commercial baby milk preparations is cow's milk which has been modified to make it as similar to mother's milk as possible. Select a formula that is closest to human milk in composition, i.e. in the types and proportions of proteins, fats, sugars, sodium, etc. Choose a formula that dissolves easily in boiled water without leaving any granules. Special formulas are available for babies with milk allergies or metabolic disorders. Do not use any formula without the approval of your baby's physician.

What kind of formulas should I avoid

  • Do not use home-made formula because formula made from fresh milk sugar and water will not be as good as human milk.  It will not nourish your baby and may impose a severe strain on the baby's immature kidneys. 
  • Avoid condensed milk preparations and those that contain excessive sugar and have poor nutritional value. 
  • Skimmed milk powders are not advisable because of their low energy content.

How do I prepare a bottle feed using milk powder

Put the necessary amount of boiled water in the bottle. Add the required amount of milk powder to the water. Remember to level the spoonfuls with a knife. Once you have added the powder to the water in the bottle, place the teat in reverse and tighten the cap of the bottle. Shake the bottle well until the powder is completely dissolved. Cool the bottle under running water and ensure that the temperature of the milk is lukewarm before feeding the baby

Is there any harm in making the milk more concentrated

It is important that you stick to instructions and do not give more than the amount of milk powder than is recommended. If you do, the feed may become too rich for the baby. Your baby will begin to feel thirsty and become restless. 

For how long can I keep formula milk

You can prepare the milk and refrigerate it, but not for longer than 24 hours. Warm refrigerated milk by keeping the bottle in a container of hot water for a few minutes. 

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nisha.6 years ago
i think lactogen1 is better my sister would give that onli to her baby
nischaya.7 years ago
Hello my son is 5 mnths old,im not feeding him.he is completly bottle fed baby.IS NAN PRO1 is good or LACTOGEN1 is better.
deepti.8 years ago
bottle should be boiled after every use
sangeetha.9 years ago
i have a 10 month old baby..
i would like to know is that ok to mix two different formula milk for one time feeding.
Amisha.9 years ago
can we warm the milk on gas if it was refrigerated?
sonali.9 years ago
my baby doesn't take the formula.what shall i do when we r out.
Concerned mother.9 years ago
if you make formula highly concentrated the child will not become simply 'thirsty and restless' it will become dehydrated and in pain. before you bottle feed future children read some up to date literature about the hazard of such feeding for both you and your child. there are loads of web sites on the subject.
lety.9 years ago
how often should the bottles be boild. every day, every week?
Mili.9 years ago
my baby is 3 months young. he has passed stools around 5 time today. it is semi-solid. he usually just passes once in a day, and sometimes skips it too. he shows no sign of illness. what do i do?
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