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The Correct Way to Use Baby Bottles

Posted Aug 26 2010 9:49am

If you are planing on bottle feeding your new born or you already are bottle feeding your infant it is important that you handle the bottles correctly to avoid your baby from being unhealthy.  You want to have a healthy and a happy baby.  You should keep the baby bottles clean and store them in the fridge to stop any harmful germs from growing, the germs might cause some stomach problems.

Wash all bottles, nipples, and bottle caps in warm water with a mild soap, or in the dishwasher.  After you have wash and rinse them boil the bottles in water for about five minutes before you fill them with the formula.

Before you mix the formula you must boil the water you will be mixing it with and let it completely cool.  When the water is boiled it takes most of the additives out that could ham your baby.  When you use a new clean bottle use it one time only then it will need to be cleaned again.

If you have to take the baby out for a long period of time and need formula, make certain that your baby drinks it within an hour if it is mixed formula or if it is breast milk.  Another great option if you are formula feeding your baby is to use powered formula and take the boiled water separately this will let you mix the formula when it is needed.

Opened formula doesn't keep for very long.  Amy formula that is mixed and not used within a twenty four hour period should be thrown away.  Ready to use formula is good for forty eight hours after it is opened.  Power formula is good for thirty days after it has been opened.  If your baby has not drank all the formula in their bottle, you need to throw the unused portion away, germs will go into the leftover milk.

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