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Infant Milks
Making up infant milks safely

It is important that infant milks are made up safely.
Powdered infant formula is not sterile and needs to be made up a temperature which will kill any potential bacteria present. All equipment needs to be sterilised, and it is important to know how to make up and store milk safely. Here you can link to useful information on making up milks safely, how to use vaccum flasks safely when making up milk on the move and the safety of electrical milk preparation machines (such as Tommy Tippee Perfect Prep).

Guide to Bottle Feeding by UNICEF Baby Friendly and Start4life provides information on safe preparation and storage of infant milks.

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guide to bottle feeding
Baby Feeding Law Group produce a DVD called Infant Formula Explained which has useful footage looking at making up milks safely.

You can find out more about this here ...
Infant formula explained
Milk preparation machines (e.g. Tommy Tipppee Perfect Prep - pictured)

We have had lots of enquiries about whether these machines can make up milk safely, and have summarised our findings here ...
Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine
Vacuum flask and combined formula mixer and bottle insulator

We have produced some information summarising the safety of using vacuum flasks and formula mixer/bottle insulator products to make up formula when out and about. And you can access this here ...
Vacuum flask and combined formula mixer and bottle insulator

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