Monday, July 8, 2013

Powder Baby Formula-Not Sterile



With the recent hospital experience that we had the maternity ward we all learned something new about baby formula. New born infants are much more prone to infections and illness because their immune systems are so immature.



Did you know powdered baby formula is not sterile? Pre-made liquids and concentrates have been made sterile but you can not do that with the powder version.


One of the neonatal nurses told us that you should make the formula with boiling water and cool it to an appropriate temperature to feed the baby. You can even make it with boiling water then store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it (within the allowable time frame stated on the formula).

 


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