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Do's and don'ts of making up formula feeds

Manufacturers' instructions vary as to how much water and powder to use, so it's important to follow them very carefully.

  • Don't add extra formula powder when making up a feed. This can make babies constipated or dehydrated. Too little powder may not give the baby enough nourishment. 
  • Don't add sugar or cereals to the baby's formula. 
  • Never warm up formula in a microwave, as it may heat the feed unevenly and burn the baby's mouth

All information is supplied from the NHS. accessed on 02/03/2017