bottle help

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  1. FLUMPY1984

    FLUMPY1984 Well-Known Member

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    in regards to the bottle thread i noticed people boiled water and then left for half an hour and added formula.

    Ive been boiling the water and instantly adding the powder and then cooling to room temperature....am i doing it wrong???

    panicking!!

    x
     
  2. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    No hun that's fine! I add formula to just boiled water too most of the time. From my understanding you should add the formula before the water has been left to cool for longer than 30mins. This is because the belief now is that formula itself isn't sterile so the fresh boiled water will kill off any bacteria etc x
     
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    FLUMPY1984 Well-Known Member

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    phew...thanks very much for that i thought id been doing it wrong for months xx
     
  4. AlwaysPraying

    AlwaysPraying Mom of two!

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    It's not a huge deal. They say there is a chance that you may kill some nutrients if the water is too hot.
     
  5. jenny_wren

    jenny_wren Queen Spammatha

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    the only reason i left the water to cool
    down was because hot water made the
    bottles explode milk at me lol

    but you can do it either way :thumbup:
     
  6. FLUMPY1984

    FLUMPY1984 Well-Known Member

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    They told me at the hospital to make it that way but not to cool it down instantly but to let it cool down naturally so i had to make a bottle in advance such as 1 hour before a feed. I tend to stick to that but sometimes like if we are asleep or out and he wants feeding when i get back i have to cool it x
     
  7. ttc_lolly

    ttc_lolly Mum to 3 girls :)

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    On the NCT website;

     
  8. FLUMPY1984

    FLUMPY1984 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hun...brilliant bit of info xx
     
  9. little_pod

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    I do my bottles totally different....and i was told this is the right way.
    I boil the kettle with fresh water poured into it-so the water hasnt been re-boiled again and again then let it cool for about a hour.I then pur it into 6 bottles and i leave for it to cool completly on the side with lids on...so sterilse bottles, put water staright in and thne pour the boiled cool water into them and put lids straight on...
    When they are completly cool, i put them in the fridge.Then when i need a bottle i take one out the fridge-usually half our or so before a feed and then add the powder and warm up.
    To start off with i was putting the powder straight into the water and i was told not do this as the longer the powder is in the water the quicker the bacteria grows....im now very confused...i was told to add the powder when you need to feed.....
     
  10. FLUMPY1984

    FLUMPY1984 Well-Known Member

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    Its so hard isnt it i wish the hv/midwives would get their facts right its so confusing.

    I was told to use boiled water and to scoop power when boiled but told i couldnt cool the bottle with cold water but had to do it naturally. i know germs breed in warm environments but it does make sense that the boiled water sterliles the powder....my head hurts

    x
     
  11. OmarsMum

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    I used to boil 1 oz of water, leave it to settle for few mins then add it to the bottle, then add all the amount of formula to the 1oz of water, stir/shake, then top up with pre-boiled cold water. I used to prepare fresh feeds.
     
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  13. lisa9999

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    I've done it that way since Sophie was born.
     
  14. babz1986

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    I do like many other women.. Make up the bottles in the evening/morning for that day with boiled water only.. leave them on the side and then add the powder when she needs them!

    Ellie will not at all take her milk warmer then room temp.. A weeks a go.. I boiled the kettle at 8pm and made her water up.. went to bed at 11 so the water had been cooled for 3 hrs.. Ellie woke up for a feed when I went to bed so made her milk up.. tested it and to me it was luke warm .. she refused it point blank!

    I know its not the guidelines but this is how she's always had them and my HV is fine with this!
     
  15. little_pod

    little_pod Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i know people leave their bottles of cooled boiled water out on the side if their baby likes it at room temp or not warmed up, however my baby likes her milk pretty warm, she refuses it if its cold! So i think its best for me to put it in the fridge then take it out half hr or so before she is due a feed then add the powder then warm it up.
    I guess people do what they think is right x
     
  16. woodr

    woodr first time mum

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    i was always told if you are adding powder to cool water you arent killing any bacteria which lives in the milk???
     
  17. leoniebabey

    leoniebabey mam of 2 boys

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    I always put the water in the bottles in advance, was alot easier!
    I never leave the water for more than 12 hrs though and LO's always been fine. Was told not to but never mind! LO has never had a warm bottle he wont take it warm x
     

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