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How to safely prepare Neocate

When preparing Neocate for your infant or child, please follow the preparation guidelines on the Neocate tin or sachet carefully.

Prepare your Neocate product as and when you need it and start feeding immediately

  • Before starting with the preparation, make sure that all your utensils, i.e. bottles, steriliser, teats, etc, are thoroughly washed and sterilised.
  • This is especially important if they have previously been used to make up another infant formula. Ideally, don’t use them for anything else.
  • Discard leftovers of your child’s previous infant formula
  • When cleaning your child’s bottles after using a Neocate product it is easiest to use a steam steriliser. If you do not have one, bottles are easier to clean if washed in a solution of sodium bicarbonate (available in the baking section of any supermarket) before rinsing thoroughly and then sterilising as normal
  • Always use the measuring spoon provided inside the tin. The measuring spoon can slip into the powder, but can easily be retrieved using a clean, dry knife. Do not use your hand.

Always remember

  • Powdered infant formula is not sterile. Freshly mixed formula is best, so infant formula should be prepared immediately prior to feeding
  • Shake or stir formula immediately before use
  • Formula should not be warmed longer than 15 minutes prior to feeding
  • Do not boil formula and do not use a microwave oven to prepare or warm formula
  • Formula remaining in the bottle after one hour of feeding should be discarded
  • Formula must not be re-warmed during feeding as excessive heating can cause nutrient loss and affect taste