My baby girl is 5 days old. We are FF C&G (was going to us Aptamil but hospital only had C&G or SMA).
We have been doing the recommended process of making a feed up as needed but it's pretty hard going and takes a while when baby is screaming!
New process is now sterilise while kettle boiling, add hot water to 6 bottles 90ml (she's taking between 50-70ml) then let cool until needed, when needed add 3 scoops and shake.
We haven't been heating up as in the hospital it was room temp so figured why start heating.
Do you think this is ok? On a nighttime we've been using the premade C&G for ease.
I'm confused and getting worked up reading all the different ways.
I suppose I just want someone to tell me we are doing it ok.
the official WHO advised way to premake is to make up the powdered feeds with 70c water-this is the temperature of water when left to cool in a kettle for 30 minutes, not in the bottles. Then rapidly cool the feeds by running the bottles under the cold tap or placing in a washing up bowl of cold water (tap method is quicker and less faffy) and put in the back of the fridge and use within 24 hours. Making at room temperature, even with cooled boiled water, will not kill any bugs that are potentially in the powder. Also all the formulas sold in the UK, with the exception of SMA staydown have been reformulated to specifically be made with 70c water, anything much cooler than this the powder won't mix properly, which can cause constipation or vitamins etc in the powder that isn't dissolved not being absorbed as well xx
I make my bottles in advance. Whether that's the "official" way or not it's for ease for me and the most practical. LO has been fine with them. I boil fresh water and add required amount of water to bottles when it has cooled slightly I add formula wait to cool and put in the fridge. When he is due his feeds I warm in the microwave and shake shake shake..
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