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Old Jan 31st, 2015, 20:21 PM   1
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Questions about preparing bottles - please help!!


My LO is 3 weeks old and he gets very fussy when he wakes up hungry. I was feeding him ready-to-feed formula but now we are switching to concentrate because we need to use a lactose free formula due to excessive diarrhea.

My question is... can I boil water before bed, fill the about 3-4 bottles with the amount of water I need, bring it to room temperature add the formula, and then place them in the fridge until he needs his overnight feeds. Then my plan is to warm the formula as needed.

Would this be safe? If not, what do you mommies do to make sure your LO gets to eat as quick as possible?

Any advise would help! Thank you!!



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2015, 03:10 AM   2
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I boil water and make up bottles for a 24 hour period. I let the water cool for about 20 minutes and use powdered formula. I refrigerate them of course. I then warm water in a bowl in the microwave, sit the bottles in it and then feed. My girls are three months now,



 
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I boil water and make up bottles for a 24 hour period. I let the water cool for about 20 minutes and use powdered formula. I refrigerate them of course. I then warm water in a bowl in the microwave, sit the bottles in it and then feed. My girls are three months now,
Thank you!! Do you put the powder/formula in right before you warm it up or do you just prepare and refrigerate?

*EDIT* I just read on the can - I can prepare bottles and keep refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Thank you again for your help!!



 
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I boil water and make up bottles for a 24 hour period. I let the water cool for about 20 minutes and use powdered formula. I refrigerate them of course. I then warm water in a bowl in the microwave, sit the bottles in it and then feed. My girls are three months now,
Thank you!! Do you put the powder/formula in right before you warm it up or do you just prepare and refrigerate?

*EDIT* I just read on the can - I can prepare bottles and keep refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Thank you again for your help!!
What I do is ad the formula to the water in a big pitcher. Then I pour from the pitcher into the bottles. Saves time from mixing in each bottle. I just use a measuring cup to get the right amount of ounces.



 
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I boil water and make up bottles for a 24 hour period. I let the water cool for about 20 minutes and use powdered formula. I refrigerate them of course. I then warm water in a bowl in the microwave, sit the bottles in it and then feed. My girls are three months now,
Thank you!! Do you put the powder/formula in right before you warm it up or do you just prepare and refrigerate?

*EDIT* I just read on the can - I can prepare bottles and keep refrigerated for up to 48 hours. Thank you again for your help!!
What I do is ad the formula to the water in a big pitcher. Then I pour from the pitcher into the bottles. Saves time from mixing in each bottle. I just use a measuring cup to get the right amount of ounces.
That is brilliant!! But then, does the pitcher have to be sterilized?



 
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What I do is ad the formula to the water in a big pitcher. Then I pour from the pitcher into the bottles. Saves time from mixing in each bottle. I just use a measuring cup to get the right amount of ounces.[/QUOTE]

That is brilliant!! But then, does the pitcher have to be sterilized?[/QUOTE]
I just wash the pitcher and bottles with hot water and soap.



 
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If you can budget for it, seriously look in to Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep. It creates bottles with sterilised formula at the correct temperature in two minutes.

I'm quite lax about sterilising as long as everything is clean, however it is important to sterilise powder formula with boiled water. You mention bringing it down to room temp, be careful with that as that won't sterilise the formula, the water only needs to be left to cool for less than a minute to ensure it won't 'scald out' the nutrients.



 
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If you can budget for it, seriously look in to Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep. It creates bottles with sterilised formula at the correct temperature in two minutes.

I'm quite lax about sterilising as long as everything is clean, however it is important to sterilise powder formula with boiled water. You mention bringing it down to room temp, be careful with that as that won't sterilise the formula, the water only needs to be left to cool for less than a minute to ensure it won't 'scald out' the nutrients.
Yes, I've looked into the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep. The only thing is, I checked on their website but couldn't find information, can I use it with condensed liquid formula? Because I know the machine is made for powdered formula.



 
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If you can budget for it, seriously look in to Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep. It creates bottles with sterilised formula at the correct temperature in two minutes.

I'm quite lax about sterilising as long as everything is clean, however it is important to sterilise powder formula with boiled water. You mention bringing it down to room temp, be careful with that as that won't sterilise the formula, the water only needs to be left to cool for less than a minute to ensure it won't 'scald out' the nutrients.
That's a good point. I normally just let it cool for 10-15 minutes but maybe I shouldn't wait that long.



 
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If you can budget for it, seriously look in to Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep. It creates bottles with sterilised formula at the correct temperature in two minutes.

I'm quite lax about sterilising as long as everything is clean, however it is important to sterilise powder formula with boiled water. You mention bringing it down to room temp, be careful with that as that won't sterilise the formula, the water only needs to be left to cool for less than a minute to ensure it won't 'scald out' the nutrients.
Yes, I've looked into the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep. The only thing is, I checked on their website but couldn't find information, can I use it with condensed liquid formula? Because I know the machine is made for powdered formula.
I don't see why not. You would probably need to put the milk in the bottle before the machine added the 'hot shot' so you can see how much you're using. The only problem might be that the machine makes a minimum of 4oz, so depending on how many parts water to condensed formula you need, you might end up with way too much milk made up.



 
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