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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 store baby food

Some things, like always sticking to good hygiene practices and following manufacturer’s guidelines when preparing your baby’s food, remain the same. The Department of Health and Food Standards Agency have issued advice about how to prepare baby milk:

how do i store baby milk
  • Boil freshly-run water. Leave the kettle to cool for no longer than 30 minutes before mixing it with the milk powder. Don't use artificially softened or repeatedly boiled water as the mineral levels might be too high.
  • Prepare baby milk fresh for each feed, as storing milk could increase the chances of your baby becoming ill.
  • Throw away any left-over milk after 2 hours.
  • Always test the temperature of the feed and, if needed, cool the feed down by holding the bottle – with the teat covered – under cold running water.

If you’re unsure about how to sterilise bottles or prepare baby milk, feel free to give us a call.

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