sterilizing the milk powder

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  1. bababas

    bababas Well-Known Member

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    hi
    i read on another thread, but i cannot find it anymore, something about the temperature of the water in order to sterilize the milk.

    im not sure what that means, in other words, shouldnt the water be like boiling hot then in order to sterilize the milk powder? if the water is 40°C for example that wont kill any bacteria.
     
  2. llsarahll

    llsarahll Mum to Ryan

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    I think it's 70oc for adding the powder for it to be sterile xx
     
  3. Kitten-B

    Kitten-B Mum of 2 gorgeous boys :)

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    Apparently if it's too hot it kills some of the nutritional value which is why 70 degrees is what the water should be ie: kettle left to cool for about 25 mins after boiling. Hard to make sense of all the rules sometimes tho!
     
  4. Ang1873

    Ang1873 Mum to amazing wee girl.

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    tbh i don't.

    i make the bottles up with boiled water, leave them to cool - by the next feed they're cool, i zap them in the microwave and add the powder.

    LO is fine and healthy........but its not the rules and i'm probably doing it wrong so please make you're own decision.
     
  5. tu123

    tu123 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure TBH-but pasteurisation temp is probably right.
     
  6. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    70 degrees. X
     
  7. bababas

    bababas Well-Known Member

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    thank you ladies, on most formulas it says 40-50°C though, why is that? how did you know about the 70? just wondering coz i did not find out about it anywhere.
     
  8. ShanandBoc

    ShanandBoc Well-Known Member

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    All formulas here say use cooled boiled water, or lukewarm water. Everyone i know has been doing it this way for years and years with no issues
     

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