It is important to keep a good hygiene in order for your child not to become sick.
Wash your hands before preparing the instant formula and always use a clean baby bottle, measuring cup, teat, etc.
During the first 4 months the water has to be boiled before preparing the instant formula. The water is poured into a clean baby bottle and is allowed to cool to approximately 37 °C. The milk powder is then added and the bottle is shaken thoroughly.
Test the temperature on the wrist. The milk should be approximately 37 °C, which means not hot and not cold. Heated formulas are to be used immediately and may not be reheated.
The National Health Board recommends that instant formulas are prepared for one meal at a time during the first two months of the baby’s life.
You can boil the water in advance and keep it in the refrigerator so that it just has to be heated when the bottle is prepared.