How to make baby's formula

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How to make baby's formula

Infant formula powder is not sterile. Handle and store prepared formula with care to keep it safe for baby.

How to make baby's formula

How to make baby's formula: Video transcript

 

Read the information on the formula tin carefully (including the use-by date) and follow instructions. Make sure you use the scoop that comes in the tin.

Infant formula powder is not sterile. Handle and store prepared formula with care to keep it safe for baby.

Formula should be made just before use.

 If this is not possible, prepared formula may be stored at room temperature for no more than 2 hours, or in the fridge for no more than 4 hours.

For your baby’s first 3 months, all water used for formula should be boiled and cooled on the day you use it.

In cities and towns, you can use water straight from the tap to make formula after your baby is 3 months old.  Otherwise continue to boil the water.

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.
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