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By clicking the continue button, you will be able to view information about Cow & Gate infant milks and other products. If you choose to proceed, you are accepting that C&G baby club is supplying this information at your individual request for information purposes.

Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant milk should be considered. Improper use of an infant milk or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Infant formula is suitable from birth when babies are not breastfed.

Follow-on Milk is only for babies over 6 months, as part of a mixed diet and should not be used as a breastmilk substitute before 6 months. If you wish to use this product before 6 months, we advise that you consult your healthcare professional. It is recommended that all formula milks be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or other professional responsible for maternal and child care, based on baby’s individual needs

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How to prepare a bottlefeed

The following will give you guidance on how to prepare a formula feed. If you are using a special milk please check the pack carefully as the instructions may be different.

  • Wash your hands and sterilise all utensils according to manufacturers’ instructions
  • Boil 1 litre of freshly-run water. Leave the kettle to cool for 30 minutes. Do not use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water.
  • Measure the right amount of water (refer to your pack) into a sterilised bottle. Do not add powder to boiling water due to the risk of scalding.
  • Always use the scoop provided – level off the powder with the built-in leveller. Do not press or heap the powder.
  • Add one scoop to every 30ml (1fl oz) of cooled boiled water. Add the correct number of scoops to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful.
  • Securely replace the seal on the bottle and shake well (for 10 seconds) to dissolve the powder. Remove the seal and replace with a sterilised teat.
  • Cool the bottle under a running tap and then check the temperature of the feed against your wrist. Feed immediately.
  • Discard unfinished feeds within 2 hours.
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