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Almost all paediatricians give preference to breast milk for the infants. The universal fact is that nothing can replace the benefits of breast milk for the new-borns. Anyhow, if due to some reasons you need to choose formula milk for your little one, you should keep some facts in mind about how to prepare and store it. Also, prefer using iron fortified formula for infants. Infant formula should preferably be prepared just before use as stored formula milk increases the chances of illness in your baby. Unlike stored breast milk, the chances of stored formula milk has high chances of breeding bacteria. However if you wish to store it for later use, be careful about some points:
described on the pack of formula powder or store freshly boiled water to mix it with formula later.
How to store it when you go out
1. If you need to go out and have to carry your baby’s feed, you may prepare it at home and keep it with ice pack in a cool bag.
2. You may carry fresh boiled water in sterilized bottle and measured amount of formula powder in a sterilized container. Mix them when needed.
3. Use the prepared formula milk within 3-4 hours.
Readymade cartons of formula milk are best for such occasion but these are bit expensive. Once these are opened these should also be stored in refrigerator and must be used within 24 hours. Prefer not using stored formula milk. Use stored formula only if it is last option for you like if you need to go out or if you have twins .If you are going to some place where you would not be able to make your baby’s feed.
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