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10. Types of Infant Formula, Their Preparation, and Proper Use
Identify the type of formula and instructions for preparation. Consult with your doctor regarding the usual amount of formula the infant takes at a meal. Note the expiration date on the can, and do not use if the date has passed.

a. Ready to feed: No mixing with water is required.

b. Concentrated liquid: Requires mixing with equal parts of water (e.g., one ounce of water mixed with one ounce of formula).

c. Powdered mix: Requires mixing with water. Follow the instructions on the package.

d. Soy protein formulas: Prepare according to the package instructions; indicated for babies sensitive to cow's milk. These are available in ready to feed, concentrated, or powdered forms.

e. Ounce measurements should be made accurately. If a calibrated pitcher is unavailable, use a clean bottle to measure the proper number of ounces of water and formula.

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