Preparation of Formula Milk
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
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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