(2) The aseptic method is used when preparing formula. Cleaning the
equipment before preparing the formula is essential. Formula is prepared according to
directions and bottles assembled. As long as refrigeration is available, any number of
bottles may be prepared.
d. Instructions for Feeding Formula.
Formula at room temperature is usually well tolerated by the infant.
Feeding should take place in a comfortable setting and in an unhurried
(3) The newborn should be held in an elevated position (see figure 9-2).
Bottles should not be propped because of the danger of the choking and aspiration.
Figure 9-2. Feeding infant.
An increased amount of air may be sucked in if the infant is fed when
The bottle should be tilted to keep the nipple filled with milk/formula at all
(6) When the infant is held close during feedings, he gets more enjoyment
from the security of being held by the parent or other person.
(7) Air bubbles can be seen going up into the bottle during feeding. This
indicates that the baby is getting the formula.
The infant must take at least one ounce every four hours.