Formula Milk contains Bacteria:
Despite being in the air tight pack or in the tin formula milk still contains some bacteria like: Cronobacter sakazakii which was previously known as Enterobacter sakazakii and sometimes was called Salmonella. Though they are rare but being infected by them is life threatening for babies.
To avoid contamination before each feeding boil water at 70 Degree Celsius or more and prepare the food for baby. In this temperature water can destroy any bacteria.
Prepare milk before each time of feeding according to your babies need.
To prepare food for baby boil water at 70 Degree Celsius or more and before feeding it cool it down.
Room temperature is very much favorable for the growth of Bacteria as it increases the reproduction rate of them. Even if the foods are kept in the fridge, they can still be alive and slowly they can also replicate themselves. With the increase in time chance of reproduction may also increase that’s why, only when your baby wants to eat prepare food for them then.
Preparation & Cleanliness:
Children’s immune system is not strong like adults; which means children can be infected very easily. That’s why it is really very important to be clean while preparing food for the children.
All the necessary things that are needed- to feed a child and to prepare food for the child, should be cleaned and germ free. Before each feeding, Feeder bottle, Nipple and all other things have to be germ free, then there will be less chance for your child to become sick or it will decrease the chance of getting Diarrhea and infected by germs. That’s why it is really important to be clean while preparing food for the children.
It is very good to boil tap water to prepare food for your child. Do not use previously boiled water.
It is not good to use Bottled Water to prepare food for your children as it’s not completely germ free or sterile and it may contain a huge amount of salts (Sodium) or Sulfate. And if you do want to use bottled water make sure by checking the label for the amount of sodium (Na) and Sulfate (SO4) in each litre of water. The amount should be Na: <200 mg and SO or SO4: <250 mg. As bottled water is not sterile, it should be boil before use.
Process of making Formula Milk Step by Step:
1st Step: Filled up a kettle with at least 1 liter of tap water. (Do not use previously boiled water)
2nd Step: Boil the water; let it be cool down but not more than 30 mins. Remember, temperature of water should not be below 70C.
3rd Step: Clean and sterile the place where you will prepare milk.
4th Step: Washing your hand properly is really very important.
5th Step: If you use germ killing substance in cold water to kill bacteria; then clean the germ killing substance attached to the area of bottle and nipple and then again clean it properly with boiling kettle water not with tap water.
6th Step: Place the Feeder bottle on the previously cleaned space area.
7th Step: Keep the Feeder Nipple and Feeder lid on the opposite side of the lid that is used to boil water. Do not place them on the working place.
8th Step: Follow the rules written on the packet of Formula milk and give right amount of water in the feeder bottle. Make sure the amount of water is right. Always pour warm water in the bottle and then mix the formula milk.
9th Step: Take a spoon used for pouring milk or use a scoop and then take a dry clean knife or a leveler given in the packet of the milk. Use it to remove the powdered milk of the surface area and make it even. Different formula milk production gives different scoop. Make sure the scoop you are using came from the packet of formula milk you are using.
10th Step: Hold the side of the Feeder nipple and place it over the bottle, then use the ring patch turn it around and around to tighter and to keep it with the bottle.
11th Step: Cover the nipple with the nipple lid and shake the bottle until the milk powder mix completely.
12th Step: Before feeding your child, remember to put the lower part of the feeder bottle under cold tap water and cool it down. Keep it in mind, so that water does not touch the lid that is covering the nipple.
13th Step: Before giving the milk in child’s mouth, check the temperature of the milk by using the palm of the hand. Temperature of the feeder should the equal with the body temperature. That means, it should be felt slightly warm or slightly cold but never too hot.
14th Step: After finishing the feeding, discard rest of the milk.
What you Should Do & What you Should Not:
As different company gives different directions to prepare formula milk using different amount of powdered milk, water; you should follow them carefully with care as per their rule for making them.
Do not use extra powdered milk while preparing the formula milk. If you use extra or excess powder it may cause constipation to your child and may cause dehydration. Then again if you mix less, it may fail to meet the needs and nourishment for your baby.
Do not mix Cereal or Sugar with formula milk.
Do not microwave the milk that is used to feed baby. Otherwise the unequal heat can burn the baby’s mouth.
Formula Milk contains Bacteria: