Proper hygiene, preparation, dilution, use and storage are important when preparing infant formula. Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by your baby’s doctor. Ask your baby’s doctor which formula is appropriate for your baby.

  1. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before preparing formula. Boil clean bottles, nipples, caps, scoop, and utensils in water (2 minutes at a rolling boil). 

  2. Boil fresh water at a rolling boil for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature prior to mixing.
  3. Pour desired amount of the cooled water into the bottle. Add powder. Cap bottle and SHAKE WELL. LET BOTTLE SIT 5 MINUTES. 

Use the following chart for correct amounts of water and powder.

TO MAKE* Boiled Water Powder Weight of scoops
2 fl oz bottle (60 mL) 2 fl oz (60 mL) 1 unpacked level scoop 8.8g
4 fl oz bottle (120 mL) 4 fl oz (120 mL) 2 unpacked level scoops 17.6g
8 fl oz bottle (240 mL) 8 fl oz (240 mL) 4 unpacked level scoop 35.2g