CVS offers a selection of the best infant formula and baby formula brands for moms to choose from. Baby formula powder delivers complete nutrition for infants. Newborn formula is available in multiple preparations. Parents concerned about ingredients may like to try a non gmo formula like The Honest Co’s Organic Premium Formula. For babies who have excessive gas and fussiness, dairy-free options like Similac Soy Formula may be a good choice. Excessively fussy and gassy babies may also benefit from a gentle formula like Gerber Soothe Formula.
Mixing baby formula can be done in a few quick steps. Powdered formula should be prepared with a ratio of 1 unpacked, level scoop of formula per 2 fl oz of water. If you plan to boil your water, do that first. In some cases, purified or distilled water for baby formula can be a good alternative, but check with your doctor first. Wash your hands thoroughly, then measure and pour the water into a baby bottle. Next, add your unpacked, level scoop(s) of powdered baby formula, following the directions on the product packaging. Secure the cap on the bottle, and shake to mix using a back-and-forth motion from your wrist. You can then feed your baby or immediately place the bottle in the refrigerator for later use.
While powdered infant formula can be a good choice for many moms and babies, it isn’t right for every infant. Always discuss your baby’s feeding regimen with your doctor. To learn more about feeding your baby and what to expect with infant formula, visit CVS’s Children’s Health Resources. But remember – there is no substitute for consulting your doctor when you have questions about feeding your baby.