Hi - We have a newborn baby who is just over a week old. My wife tried breast feeding but found it too difficult and painful so we are now expressing and using formula. Things have changed since I was a baby and even over the past few years and you are advised not to make up formula in advance but to prepare it as and when your baby needs it. As you can imagine this is very difficult and often the baby gets distressed as we're not prepared for him waking for a feed.
I've heard that some people boil their water in advance and store it in a fridge and then warm it up using a bottle warmer and then add the formula. This reduces the time taken to prepare to about 5mins as you don't have to wait for a bolied kettle to cool down for 30mins before you add the formula. I have been doing this for a few days but when I told the mid wife today she said that it is the formula that carries the bugs and the hot water kills them and that using a bottle warmer to re-heat previously steralised water may not result in the right temperature to kill the bugs and cause harm to the baby.
I was wondering if there were any mums or dads on here that can share their experiences with how they prepare formula that gurantees it is safe for the baby to drink.