What Equipment Do I Need For Making Formula Video Transcript

What Equipment Do I Need For Making Formula Video Transcript

Video transcript for what equipment do I need for making baby's formula?

[Music]

Voice

You will need feeding bottles and teats with caps, collars and sealing discs. You will also need a bottle brush and and a teat brush, kitchen tongs, and sterilising equipment.

[Sound of lid being put on pot]

Lactation consultant

You need infant formula that's appropriate for your baby's age. You need a kettle. You need a feeding bottle and a collar and top and teat that's appropriate for your baby. You'll need a clean cloth to cover when you're shaking the, um, formula. You'll need bottle brushes - this one for cleaning the teat, a jug to make sure that it gets to the temperature that your baby feels comfortable with.

Mum

Yeah.

Lactation consultant

Some tongs, a pot which is big enough to contain the bottle and teats, for boiling and you need a towel obviously, to dry your hands, and a clean, flat surface for the preparation.

Voice

Not all baby bottles have accurate volume lines, or measure marks, on them. To check that the lines on your bottles are accurate, look for the standard mark EN14350 on the bottle or packaging, or check with your midwife or Well Child nurse, or you can take your bottles to a pharmacy and ask a staff member to check if the bottles are accurate.

Lactation consultant

It's really important that we check the markings on your bottle, um, because we do know that they're sometimes incorrect. So I've got a ...

Mum

Yeah. OK.

Lactation consultant

... syringe here which measures very accurately 50 mls. So If I ...

Mum

Yep.

Lactation consultant

... take 50 mls of water ...

[Sound of tapping syringe]

Lactation consultant

... now put that into your bottle, we can check just how accurate your bottle is because that's really important for your baby's health. Now that's ... what do you think? Well that's pretty spot on isn't it?

Mum

I think that's right on.

Lactation consultant

Spot on. That's really spot on. So that's really good. That means that your bottle will be absolutely safe to use.

Mum

Why is it important to measure the bottle?

Lactation consultant

It's really important that the, um, that your baby gets fed the right concentration of food. Um, if it was out by 10 mls which some bottles can be sadly, so there's going to be a little bit of an issue for your baby's health in the long run so we need to make sure and check that it's correct.

Mum

But what happens if I don't have a syringe available?

Lactation consultant

Yes I guess that I'm visiting you but if I wasn't coming to you, if you went to buy this in a pharmacy or a supermarket, you should take it to your local pharmacist and they will have, they know about this issue, and they will check it for you.

[Music]

Mum

OK.

This page last reviewed 26 July 2013.
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