Benefits of Breastfeeding
Breast milk is the best possible first food for a baby...
At six months of age, a lot starts to change, including your baby’s nutrition needs. Diamond pro+ 2 Premium Follow-On Formula is nutritionally balanced to complement the introduction of first foods, whether your baby is being formula fed or fed a combination of breast milk and formula. It has been scientifically formulated to provide the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients your growing baby needs.
|Age||Cooled, boiled water||^Level scoops of formula||+Number of feeds per day||°Feeds per day other foods|
|6 - 9 months||180 mL||3||4 - 6||2 - 3|
|9 - 12 months||180 mL||3||4 - 5||3 +|
^1 scoop = 8.8g of formula. +This feeding guide is a general guide only. As every baby is unique, your baby may need more or less formula, depending on his or her individual needs. °Place greater reliance on solid food in addition to infant formula for nutrition from 6 months of age.
Cup feeding guidelines:
Introduce a baby feeding cup at around 6 months of age to teach your baby the skill of sipping from a cup.
Avoid putting your baby to sleep with a feed, for dental health.
It is safer to prepare each feed individually and use immediately. If any made up formula is to be stored prior to use, it must be refrigerated and used within 24 hours. Never use a microwave for any formula preparation or to warm-up feeds. Visit our website for instructions to warm-up feeds, or if feeds need to be prepared in advance for later use.
Always wash hands with soap and water and dry them using a clean cloth. Clean the preparation surface thoroughly before preparing a feed.
Clean all feeding equipment in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Next, sterilise all feeding equipment by submerging baby bottle/feeding cup and lid in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes, or use an approved steriliser.
Boil safe drinking water and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Refer to the feeding guide on this can to check how much formula and water is needed. Pour the correct amount of previously boiled (now cooled) water into the bottle/feeding cup.
Use only the enclosed scoop. Fill scoop and level off using the built-in leveller in the can. Avoid compacting the formula.
Add the exact amount of formula to the water in the bottle/feeding cup. Always add 1 level scoop of formula for each 60 mL of water. Cap the bottle/feeding cup and mix thoroughly by shaking gently or swirling the contents to dissolve the formula.
Check temperature of the prepared formula on the inside of your wrist before feeding. It should feel warm, but cool is better than too hot. Feed your baby immediately. Discard any prepared formula that has not been consumed within 1 hour.