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I feel like when it's feeding time I have to conduct a science experiment! This is what we do..
We mix the formula in a smaller bottle that has a lid, THEN we add 1-2 drops of gas drops to the formula and swirl it around. (This helps get the bubbles out). THEN I pour it into the Dr Browns bottle and feed him. It's such a hassle! We do this because the papers that came with the bottles said not to shake formula in them, I assume because of the tubing and stuff.
So if you use Dr Browns, how do you mix formula? Do you do what I do or is there an easier way??
I used to do that with drop ins, because I could never measure them correctly in the drop-in bags.
I mix a pitcher of formula in the evening to use the next day. Kaylin gets Enfamil AR which is very thick, and is hard to mix already. I use an electric hand mixer. It takes about 2 minutes and there are no bubbles or foam at all. This makes for a very even mixture and no clumps at all. I make 30 oz at a time and always use it within 24 hours, like the container says.
If I am out and about and need to make a bottle, I just shake it up and make sure it is REALLY well shaken. I also take off the lid every few shakes and make sure their are no clumps in the parts.
i use Dr Brown bottles too.. i do the same thing with the smaller bottle, i use the medela bottles that came with my pump that i dont use anymore lol but i've also started swirling to mix too cuz it helps with the bubbles and it seems to mix it just as well.. i've never heard of using gas drops, maybe i should try that because i just got avent bottles to try and they make sooo many bubbles lol
I used them - they were ok for the first few months but then I simplified and use something different/less expensive now.
anyhow, how much formula are you making? When I made a 6 oz bottle, I made it in an 8 oz bottle. I put 6 oz water into the bottle, added the formula, put on cap, shook real good, removed cap, dropped in 'contraption, capped with nipple and away we went - no problem.
watch out for flecks of blue paint to come off the bottle and get all over the place, another reason I switched.
I do what the above poster does, you can buy caps for Dr Brown's bottles both regular and wide neck. I pour in the water, add the powder, screw on the cap, shake well, and then remove the cap and put in the straw/vent & rubber thing and screw on the nipple.