Bottlefeeding sounds so complicated. Are there “dos” and “don’ts” to remember?
Yes, it is important to bottlefeed safely. The NHS provides guidelines for safe bottlefeeding * Always make sure you use a sterilized bottle. cap, and teat for each feed * Ideally, make up one feed at a time and discard any leftover milk at the end of a feed. * Use boiled tepid water that has been left to cool for up to half an hour before making up a feed. Put the water into the bottle before the formula. Don’t pack the formula into the scoop: instead, level it off gently with a knife. * Warm the feed — not in a microwave, but in a bowl of hot water — and test the temperature before giving it to your baby * Avoid swapping scoops from different makes of infant formula milk as different scoops may be different measurements.