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Breastfeeding is nature’s intended way of feeding your baby. The benefits are quite extensive and long lasting. To name but a few, it provides the ideal nutrition for healthy growth and development, it contains other unique ingredients such as probiotics and prebiotics to support your baby’s immune and digestive health, it creates loving bonds with your baby, assists with returning to your pre-pregnancy weight, it has financial savings…really this list goes on.
Australian guidelines recommend babies can start solid foods at around 6 months of age, and not before 4 months. Aside from age, your baby should show signs of readiness also – reaching for food, putting everything in their mouth, increased appetite after a breastfeed, to name a few.
Preparation instructions will vary depending on the formula stage and type and these can be found on the label of the formula you are using. How you prepare infant formula will depend on the stage and type of formula you’re using. Before you begin, it’s really important that you follow all directions carefully and accurately.
For SUPREMEpro, OPTIPRO and COMFORT Stages 1 & 2 formula, please use the following preparation instructions:
- Wash your hands carefully.
- Wash bottle, teat and cap thoroughly. Boil for 5 minutes. Leave covered until use.
- Boil drinking water and allow to cool until lukewarm (40°C)
- Consult feeding table. First, pour water into the bottle. Then, add powder using only the scoop provided. Level scoop using inner rim of can.
- Make sure the scoop is dry and suspend scoop on inner rim of can. Close lid tightly after each use and store in a cool dry place.
- Cap the feeding bottle, and shake well until powder is fully dissolved. Check temperature before feeding the baby. Feed immediately. It is safer to feed immediately after prepared.
- To maintain the number of live cultures, the boiled water must be cooled down to about body temperature before adding the powder.
- Use only the enclosed scoop. Using more or less powder than indicated will either lead to dehydration or deprive your baby of proper nutrition
- Prepare each bottle individually. Formula left in the bottle after a feed must be discarded.
- Always hold baby while feeding, leaving baby unattended may cause choking.
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Absolutely! In fact, we encourage you to mix CERELAC with baby’s usual milk as they are used to this taste and may learn to accept new tastes and textures more readily. Note that if prepared with breast milk, the cereal may become more watery as the enzymes in breast milk can start breaking down the cereal.