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 at 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.


Guide to bottle feeding:
How to prepare infant formula and sterilise feeding equipment to minimise the risks to your baby

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


Milk preparation machines
(e.g. Tommy Tipppee Perfect Prep™ - pictured)

We have had lots of enquiries about the safety of formula feeding equipment and have produced this statement giving more information.


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.