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Old Sep 26th, 2016, 14:12 PM   1
caz_hills
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Cluster feeding - how do you make up bottles?


I'm currently expressing milk and I cannot keep up with the volumes my daughter is feeding. So I'm topping up with formula and have been using ready made. I am moving to powder now instead if ready made and understand that you're not meant to make up bottles in advance.

If a baby is feeding regularly I understand how s bottle can be made in advance. But my daughter is only 12 days old and feeds so unpredictably. How do I make bottles then?

If I'm in a hurry how do I cool the bottle enough for her when I've used boiling water?

He formula says you need to use the feed within two hours so can I keep the bottle made up for two hours? In the fridge?

Any advice appreciated!



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2016, 16:13 PM   2
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Have you considered a perfect prep machine? They're expensive to buy but if it's too much maybe you could borrow one or get
One second hand? They make up bottles perfectly in 2 minutes so no waiting for cooling or anything



 
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Old Sep 27th, 2016, 18:42 PM   3
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I second a prep machine - we have the Baby Brezza this time and it's such a lifesaver. Being able to make a bottle in just a few seconds it's critical when they're loudly demanding a meal!

I've never made bottles in advance except when my son goes to daycare, but they have me pre-make the bottles then they just stick them in the fridge and pull them out and put them in a warmer when it's time for a feed. I don't know if formula over there is different from here in the States though, but we can store formula for 24 hours in the fridge if they haven't started to feed on it.



 
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Old Sep 30th, 2016, 03:51 AM   4
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I've got one and started using it now - perfect prep I mean! It's brilliant how fantastic compared to making up bottles, cooling etc!



 
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Old Oct 3rd, 2016, 09:06 AM   5
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I've got one and started using it now - perfect prep I mean! It's brilliant how fantastic compared to making up bottles, cooling etc!
I second this, I can't believe I didn't have this with my first.



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Old Nov 24th, 2016, 00:00 AM   6
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We pre-make all our bottles and store them in the fridge. I was advised 24hrs is the maximum for powdered formula. We only have 6 bottles though, so technically we are only storing them in the fridge for 18hrs. I then either pop the bottle into a mug of hot water for a few minutes, or the microwave for 30 seconds. Normally by the time I change their nappies the bottles are ready to go.



 
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