The never evers of bottle feeding

The never evers of bottle feeding

Don't dilute, concentrate, or mix

Lucille Beseler, RDN

Is co-author of Nurturing with Nutrition and a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing over 100,000 Nutrition professionals, while also active as a clinical dietitian in South Florida.

Article in collaboration with: Melanie Bazarte, PhD

Things you should NEVER EVER do when feeding your baby 

  • Never ever dilute formula to slow down your babies weight gain 
  • Never ever concentrate formula to make your baby gain weight faster, unless directed by a pediatric health care professional 
  • Never ever mix food with formula or breast milk and put in your babies bottle unless directed by your pediatric provider
  • Never ever enlarge holes in bottle just to make formula flow faster (your baby could choke) 
  • Never ever allow your baby to take bottle to bed 
  • Never ever give water to infants under 6 months (babies can dehydrate on water) 
  • Never ever reuse formula left at room temperature longer than 2 hours or left refrigerated longer than 8 hours 
  • Never ever combine old and fresh formula in the same bottle 
  • Never ever put juice, soda, tea, or anything other than formula or water in a bottle

Adapted from Nurturing with Nutrition by Dr. Melanie Bezarte and Lucille Beseler, RDN

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