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Beaker Preparation

How to prepare Aptamil Profutura Growing Up Milk

How to prepare a beaker

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Watch our guide on how to prepare a beaker correctly.

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Important feeding instructions for beaker feeding your toddler

  • Make up each feed as required
  • For hygiene reasons, do not store made up feeds, discard unfinished feeds as soon as possible, and always within 2 hours
  • Do not heat feeds in a microwave, hot spots may occur and cause scalding
  • Toddlers should be supervised at all times when feeding
  • Do not allow prolonged or frequent contact of drinks with your toddler’s teeth as this increases the risk of tooth decay

Because powdered milks are not sterile, failure to follow instructions may make your toddler ill.

Measure 150ml or 5fl. oz. boiled, cooled water into a clean beaker.

Using the scoop provided, add 5 levelled scoops of powder into the beaker.

To open, break both quality seals on the outer rim of the pack. To open inner foil, pull both wings together.

Using the scoop provided, level off the powder with the built in leveller. Do not press/heap the powder. Store your scoop in the holder provided so that it is kept safe and secure.

Click the lid securely shut to keep your powder fresh.

Add the correct measure of powder to the water. Adding too many or too few scoops can be harmful. Cap the bottle and shake well (for 10 seconds) to dissolve the powder.

Cool under running tap. Check temperature of feed. Feed immediately.

It’s important to be careful with the water you use to prepare a formula feed if your normal drinking water supply is either interrupted or contaminated. Follow these Food Standards Agency guidelines to make sure you prepare the formula safely.

Step 1

Use bottled water or water from a bowser (a water tank provided by water companies) and bring it to a rolling boil. Leave it covered to cool for no more than half an hour.

Step 2

If there’s no electricity or gas to boil with, bottled table, spring or mineral water can be used and the prepared feed should be used immediately. The use of unboiled bowser water should be avoided.

Step 3

Some bottled water labelled as ‘natural mineral water’ may have high levels of sodium or sulphate. Read the label carefully and check that the figure for sodium (Na) is not higher than 200mg per litre and sulphate (SO or SO4) is not higher than 250mg per litre. If it is, then try to use another water. If no other water is available, then use this water for as short a time as possible.

Step 4

Follow the normal instructions for making up the feed.

Questions about feeding and nutrition?

Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.

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Important notice

Breastfeeding is best for babies. 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. We advise that all formula milks including the decision to start weaning should be made 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.

Do not use if your baby has been diagnosed with a cow's milk allergy.

Use Growing Up milk as part of a varied balanced diet from 1 year.