bottle feeding your baby
keeping everything clean and sterile
whether you're using expressed breast milk or formula,
careful and thorough washing and sterilising is essential.
use a bottle and teat brush to help you clean all the
equipment thoroughly before you put it in the sterilising unit.
always wash your hands before you take any items out of
when using sterilising units, read the instructions carefully
and practise using the unit before you actually need to use it.
making up feeds
always wash your hands before making up a feed.
carefully follow the formula milk manufacturer's instructions.
powdered formula comes in a tin or box and is not sterile. To
make up formula milk safely, feeds should be made up with
water at 70°C (ie. using the water within 30 mins of boiling) to
kill any potential bacteria.
make up a feed when you need it. It is now not safe to make
up a batch of bottles to store in the fridge.
always add the recently boiled water to the bottle first and
then add the powdered milk to the water- the right number
of scoops of formula powder will depend on your baby's
age and needs (see formula instructions).
place the cap on the bottle and then shake from side to side
to mix the powder and water together.
cool the feed down by placing the bottle in a jug of cold
water. Always shake the bottle and check the temperature
(with a few drops on the back of your wrist) before feeding
if your baby is unwell or premature, follow all these
instructions and maybe consider using ready-made formula
milk for the first few months (as it's already sterile).
throw away any unused milk- whether breast or formula, it's
not safe to reheat or use it later as it is the perfect breeding
ground for bacteria.
feeding and chatting
with your baby
feeding your baby-whether by bottle or breast- is a
perfect time to communicate with your baby by smiling,
making eye contact, stroking your baby's face and and
giving your baby your full attention.
• bottle and teat care - always replace any damaged,
cracked bottles or teats straight away.
Health Visitors and Dietitians recommend that babies
stop using a bottle and change to a beaker or cup before
Remember to keep everything clean and sterilised for the
giving baby a feed is a great chance for Dad or grandparents
to bond with your baby.
for further information
please approach our retail staff for assistance or contact
customer care department at 6513 3270/
email: [email protected]
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