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We may need to supplement (currently 90% EBM, 10% on the boob but not doing so hot...). Anyhow...
Which do you find is best to avoid gas bubbles, mixing your formula in cold or hot water (then serving at whatever temp baby likes)? Do you shake or stir the bottles? Do you mix up batches beforehand or as you need it?
I had always thought (as per the instructions on the cans we use) that it was best to use cooled boiled water, but last year I read some information that powdered formula is not sterile and that making it with freshly boiled water or boiled water left to cool for exactly 30 minutes is best to kill off any possible bugs. Here is an example of this advice:
Scroll down to the 'making up infant formula' heading for the right part
I personally always shake the bottles (hard!!) to get the formula mixed up (and because it's quite fun! ) and I also usually make up in the evening all the bottles for the next day and keep them cooled in the fridge until they're needed.
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