Holle Formula Preparation
Holle Formula Preparation
The time and efficiency it takes to prepare your baby's formula requires organization and cleanliness. Check to see if you are on track with your Holle formula.
When your baby is ready for the next feeding, there is a window of time before your baby goes from hungry to hangry. While it can take a few extra minutes compared to breast feeding, you can still have that bottle ready in little time without compromising your baby's nutrition.
How to Store Holle Formula
Baby formula is precious, especially when it is the only thing that your baby can consume for many months. For that reason, it is necessary to store it so that it stays fresh and holds on to all of its nutrients.
Make sure that you have a dedicated place for all of your bottles, rings, nipples, and drying rack. It is the kind of efficiency that will help you prepare bottles every time. Store your Holle formula nearby where it is room temperature and dry. It can be on the counter or in a drawer or cabinet so long as it remains cool and dry. Never store powder in the refrigerator or freezer as it can absorb moisture, cause clumping, and impact the nutritional content when you serve it.
Be mindful of the expiration date on your package. Rotate your products so that you always use the package with the nearest expiration date first.
How to Prepare Holle Formula
If you are doing a one-time serving, then you need to follow the water to powder measurements according to the packaging's preparation instructions. Typically it is a 1-to-1 ratio of ounces of water to scoops of formula. How much does your baby need? The calculation is 2.5 ounces of formula per pound of body weight each day. Newborns generally need about 2-3 ounces per feeding every three to four hours.
If you are not boiling water, then you are likely using bottled or purified water for your baby's formula. First put the amount of water into the bottle, then add the flat-filled scoops of formula into the bottle. All measurements for formula in terms of calories, vitamins and minerals are made with flat scoops, not heaping.
Close the bottle, and shake until the powder is completely dissolved into the water. The end product should be at body temperature, or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. You can test it on your wrist and it should feel about the same temperature as your skin.
How Long Does Holle Formula Last?
- Unopened box: check the expiration date
- Opened box: shelf life of about 2 weeks
- Prepared formula: 1-2 hours (do not save for later if your baby does not finish it)
- Prepared formula – refrigerated: 24 hours
One way to prepare formula quickly is to make a batch that will last 24 hours. For example, if your baby is 10 pounds, according to the earlier calculations for ounces per pound of weight, you can prepare 25 ounces of Holle formula and store it in the coldest part of the refrigerator. When your baby is ready to eat, you can warm up the exact amount you need and start feeding.
Holle formula, or any baby formula, cannot be frozen regardless of if it is powder or prepared. Prepared formula in the freezer will become grainy and may separate.