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Do I have to warm formula?

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Dr. Peter OKeefe
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no overwhelming reason to warm formula.
Most mothers prefer not to warm the formula so, when out or traveling, mothers don't need to find a warming solution if one is not available. It's easy to pack bottles of water and formula powder and when the infant requires a bottle, simply mix the appropriate amount formula powder with the water in the bottle and you have a bottle ready.

In brief: No

There is no overwhelming reason to warm formula.
Most mothers prefer not to warm the formula so, when out or traveling, mothers don't need to find a warming solution if one is not available. It's easy to pack bottles of water and formula powder and when the infant requires a bottle, simply mix the appropriate amount formula powder with the water in the bottle and you have a bottle ready.
Dr. Peter OKeefe
Dr. Peter OKeefe
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Although most babies dislike extremely cold formula, most will do just fine with room temperature formula.

In brief: No

Although most babies dislike extremely cold formula, most will do just fine with room temperature formula.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Formula does not have to be warmed before feeding, but many babies are used to body-temperatured breastmilk, and won't drink cool formula.
For such babies, formula can be warmed to body-temperature.

In brief: No

Formula does not have to be warmed before feeding, but many babies are used to body-temperatured breastmilk, and won't drink cool formula.
For such babies, formula can be warmed to body-temperature.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Room temperature formula or breast milk is fine.
Your baby probably prefers warm milk, but ad you get ready to wean formula and begin cow's milk (age 1) this may help them get used to the different temperature of the milk and make the weaning process easier.

In brief: No

Room temperature formula or breast milk is fine.
Your baby probably prefers warm milk, but ad you get ready to wean formula and begin cow's milk (age 1) this may help them get used to the different temperature of the milk and make the weaning process easier.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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