Once you have chosen goat’s milk formula as the best infant formula for your child, it is time to learn how to make the formula! Below, you will find more information on how to prepare goat’s milk formula for your little one, but also how to avoid bacteria pile-ups and other common problems you may encounter when making up a formula.
Before we elaborate on the preparation of goat’s milk formula, let us take a closer look at the reasons why goat formula is the best infant formula for your child!
There are many reasons why goat formula is the best infant formula for your little one. Firstly, it contains many prebiotic oligosaccharides, compounds that are extremely beneficial for digestion. Goat formula is also the best infant formula because it contains high levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium. In short, everything a child needs for good growth and development.
Want to know more before you determine if goat’s milk formula is the best infant formula for your child? Be sure to read the information pages at Oli6 to learn more!
Before you start preparing Oli6 Goat Formula, be sure to wash your hands with an antibacterial soap. Also, double-check if all the utensils used for formula preparation are fully clean.
Boil some water and then leave it to cool until it is lukewarm. Then, pour approximately 100 millilitres of lukewarm water into the baby bottle or the feeding cup, depending on the type of formula you are preparing for your child.
After you have added lukewarm water to the bottle, add a sachet of Oli6 goat’s formula to the bottle or the feeding cup. Then, seal of the bottle or the cup with the lid and shake the mixture until the goat’s formula powder is completely dissolved.
Before feeding the formula to your child, be sure to check the temperature of the formula. Make sure the formula is not too hot, since this could hurt your child during the formula feed.
There are several details parents should pay attention to when they prepare their child’s formula. Below, you will find a detailed overview of the things parents should consider. So, by reading the information below, you will be fully prepared for all eventualities.
The water used during formula preparation is important. It is advised to use tap water opposed to bottled water, since bottled water can contain high levels of sodium and other substances that could be harmful for the baby. Of course, there is special bottled water that could be used for formula preparation, but this is quite difficult to find.
After you have boiled the water for the formula, you will be required to leave the water to cool for a certain period. However, the water should not be cooled longer than 30 minutes. Longer cooldowns could cause bacteria to find their way into the formula again, so be sure to consider this before you add water to the baby bottle or feeding cup.
Cleaning your baby bottles, cups, and utensils, will not make a huge difference if you forget to wipe down the kitchen surfaces where you prepare the formula. Not cleaning the surfaces will cause bacteria pile-ups, which eventually encounter your bottle-feeding equipment. Therefore, it is vital to make sure your kitchen surfaces are completely clean and free of bacteria.
To ensure all kitchen surfaces are free of bacteria, you can clean them with an antibacterial spray. You could also wipe them down with antibacterial wipes and a disinfectant before putting any bottle-feeding equipment on top.
Naturally, parents must sterilise bottle-feeding equipment before adding any formula to it. Before parents can sterilise bottle-feeding equipment, they must clean it with warm, soapy water. While washing the bottle-feeding equipment, please make sure to remove any excess formula in the baby bottles or teats. Only when the bottle-feeding equipment is completely free of formula, can you start sterilising the bottle-feeding equipment.
When the bottle-feeding equipment is sterilised, you must add the appropriate amount of water to the baby bottle or feeding cup. To ensure you have added the right amount of water, please check the instructions of the manufacturer.
Most manufacturers recommend adding the water to the baby bottle first; this before adding the formula powder. To add the powder to the baby bottle, fill the scoop loosely with formula powder and level it off using the flat edge of a clean and sterile knife.
Please note that the scoop for the formula is usually delivered with the formula you have chosen. The same applies to Oli6, since each cannister contains an appropriate scoop to measure formula for each feed.
As we mentioned briefly earlier, it is important to check the temperature of the formula before feeding it to your child. Ideally, formula should be kept on body temperature. Parents can detect this temperature by adding a little bit of formula on the wrist. If the formula feels too hot, then you must let it cool down more.
If there is any formula left after a formula feed, it is important to discard it immediately. Leaving unused formula on the kitchen counter makes it susceptible to bacteria, which could cause serious digestive distress for your child. Therefore, always throw unused formula away immediately after a feed.
Oli6 provides important resources for parents; this includes the preparation of goat’s milk formula for their child. Our website also contains more information on the benefits of goat formula and its applications. So, if you want any additional information regarding Oli6 formula, we kindly refer you to the information pages on the Oli6 website. Alternatively, customers can contact Oli6 for additional info.