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Can you mix liquid baby formula with powered baby formula?

Can you mix liquid baby formula with powered baby formula?

Can you mix liquid baby formula with powered baby formula?

You have a few ounces of liquid formula left.  Your baby eats more than that.  Can you mix it with powdered formula?

 

If you get liquid ready-to-eat samples from the hospital, but you will be using powdered baby formula after it is gone, you don't want to waste an ounce.  What is the best way to get the most of your baby's nutrition that is available?

 

Follow the Directions

The most important thing to remember when preparing your baby's formula is to prepare it according to the package directions.  Liquid baby formula is ready-to-eat while powdered baby formula needs water so that your baby can digest it well. 

 

DO:

  • Prepare powdered baby formula separately from liquid ready-to-eat baby formula
  • Combine both prepared types of formula in one bottle OR
  • Offer both types separately

 

DO NOT:

  • Mix powder directly into the liquid baby formula

 

 

Powdered baby formula, just like liquid concentrate formula, needs the addition of water so that your baby can digest it without doing damage.  While too much water dilutes the formula and does not give your baby enough calories and nutrients, too little water can damage the kidneys or brain. 

  

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Other resources:

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/features/mixing-formula#1