How Much Formula Should I Feed my Baby?
Babies may need more or less formula depending on their individual needs...
It’s always best to prepare Diamond pro+ Premium Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula just before your baby is ready for a feed. However, if you need to prepare a feed in advance, the safest way is to fill a sterilised bottle or feeding cup with cooled boiled water at the correct volume and put it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to feed your baby, add the formula to the water in the bottle or feeding cup, mix it thoroughly and then warm it.
Sometimes you may need to completely prepare a feed in advance and store it in the refrigerator for later use (eg. if your little one is going to childcare). In such cases, follow these steps:
Prepare the feed following the preparation instructions on the Diamond pro+ Premium Infant Formula or Follow-on Formula can.
Label the bottle or feeding cup with the date and time it was prepared, and put it in the refrigerator (which should be checked to ensure it is below 5oC). Throw away any refrigerated feed that has not been used within 24 hours.
When it is time for your baby’s feed, take the prepared formula from the refrigerator and refer to the rewarming instructions below. Any formula that has not been consumed within 1 hour should be discarded.
If you don’t have a refrigerator, it is not safe to prepare a feed in advance. You will need to prepare your baby’s Diamond pro+ Premium Formula when it is needed – follow the instructions for preparing feeds when you’re out and about.