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Bottle-feeding and formula: Aboriginal parents

0-1 years

Breast or bottle?

Breast or bottle? Talk with a health worker and family.

No cow’s milk in bottle before 12 months.

No bottle in bed.

How to prepare formula

Clean skin, wash and scrub bottles, then boil in large pot. 

Keep formula dry.

Follow instructions on the tin.

Using and storing formula

Do not re-use left-over made-up formula.

Keep made-up formula in fridge for one day only.

Make formula as needed when travelling.

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