Basics for Formula Feeding Babies | CloudMom


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hi every baby melissa here this show is
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about the basics of bottle feeding with
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formula
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there are really three different main
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types of formula and you’re going to
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talk to your doctor and figure out which
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one is the right choice for you but I’m
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going to quickly run through them here
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okay number one cow’s milk formula I’ve
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got some examples here I have Similac
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and I have Enfamil you can also find
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lactose free formulas here’s one that is
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a soy-based infant formula and you can
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get lactose free formulas that are based
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on cow’s milk so talk to your doctor
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figure out which one you want to use
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when it comes to what type of formula
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again three main types powdered formula
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and then you can also get liquid formula
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or concentrated liquid formula now most
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people I know use the powdered formula
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for a couple reasons number one it’s
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very easy with powdered formula to make
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smaller or larger quantities and not to
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waste it it’s also good storage wise
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because it doesn’t take up as much space
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and it does tend to be cheaper however
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if you’re going on a long trip or
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something like that and you don’t think
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you’re going to have access to water you
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might want to consider one of the liquid
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formulas it’s sort of a nice option so
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in terms of how to prepare and store
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powdered formula first make sure you use
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an iron fortified infant powdered
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formula per the recommendation of the
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american academy of pediatrics during
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your baby’s first year of life always
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check the expiration date on the formula
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kin formula can go bad and can be unsafe
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for your baby once a kin is open it’s
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good for one month
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lastly formula actually has a very short
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shelf life after the powder is mixed
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with water so do not leave powdered mix
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formula room temperature for more than
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an hour and always throw out what your
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child does not drink good reason not to
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make more than you need once you mix the
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powder with water it will keep for up to
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48 hours in the refrigerator okay now
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can I use tap water in making formula
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this is something on which you should
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check with your
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doctor I did talk to my doctor about
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this and he said in New York City it’s
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fine but you have to make sure because
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in some cases actually fluoride levels
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can be too high and doctors will want
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you to alternate between using tap water
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and using other types of water so this
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is something you should check out okay
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so let’s now get down to the mechanics
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of how you’re going to prepare your
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formula now the first thing you want to
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do you want to make sure you have a very
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sterilized bottle and nipple and that
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your hands are clean so wash your hands
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carefully and Here I am I’ve got my
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bottle I’m going to use a born free
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bottle and born free actually has these
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nice inserts these all of course have to
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be clean too and the first thing I’m
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going to do is I’m going to put my water
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in my bottle not the other way around
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because that can skew the measurements
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of the formula so I’m just for for
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demonstration purposes I’m going to pour
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up to four ounces and I’m using my Brita
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so this is tap water but it’s it’s
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sterilize tap water so I go right up to
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the four ounces on the bottle and then
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I’m going to add my formula I’m going to
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use the one that I’ve already opened
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wait like that one I got to get the
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similac okay so typically with formula
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one level scoop of the formula is equal
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to two ounces of water so we have four
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ounces here not being a great
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mathematician but that’s going to tell
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me I need two scoops of formula and I’m
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going to make sure that they are quite
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level all right so I round it out like
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this and then I use my clean index
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finger to just just like that just like
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you were making you know just like you
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make your cookies when you don’t want to
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overdo it on the salt or the sugar okay
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so there I go and –duck –duck –duck
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nice smooth rounded scoopful it’s really
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really important that you don’t
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underestimate it in terms of the
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quantity of formula you want to make
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sure your baby’s getting all that
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nutrition and you cannot under do it
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that’s very very important it’s better
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to use room-temperature water because
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that’s going to dissolve more quickly
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and more easily in your bottle so now
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I’ve attached my little of Born Free
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piece I’m screwing on the top of my
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bottle make sure you get this on level
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and tight sometimes when I’m in a hurry
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it goes on slanted and then it will leak
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then I’m going to put on my top and I’m
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just going to shake and I’m going to
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wait and those clumps are going to go
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away and I’m going to
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wait until the formula is completely
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dissolved into the water do not give it
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to your baby before it’s completely
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dissolved into the water okay I’m not
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drinking this on camera guys you’re
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gonna have to imagine how good it is for
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the baby I’m not going to go that far
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but I’m going to make sure it looks
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totally incorporated okay looking good
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shake it back and forth looking good
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okay let’s talk a little bit about
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warming up your baby’s bottle and how
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you’re going to want to do that do not
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warm bottles in the microwave this can
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cause unevenness and temperature the
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best thing to do is to take your
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prepared bottle of formula out of the
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fridge one hour prior to use or place
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your bottle in a pan of hot water then
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test a few drops on the back side of
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your hand to make sure it’s not hot but
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just lukewarm when it comes to bottle
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feeding your baby and I’m a big fan of
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back position but make sure that you’re
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sitting in a way that’s very comfortable
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for you and the baby is nicely propped
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up and you want to make sure that her
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head is over her tummy and then when you
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give her the bottle I’m going to keep
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the top on here because otherwise it’s
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going to start to leak down you want to
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make sure that there’s no air at all in
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this nipple area so that there’s not any
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excess air that your baby is ingesting
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because this can cause colic or gas and
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a very very fussy fussy baby so you’re
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going to sit like this you’re going to
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prop up your bottle it’s going to be
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kind of coming from up above and you’re
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going to start giving your baby the
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bottle in that way so I hope that these
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little tips will help you and give you a
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formula to your baby and I’ll see you
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next time

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