Feeding & Scheduling

Formula Feeding Twins

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Formula Feeding Twins

 

If you are formula feeding your twins, there are quite a few things to learn and consider. This handy little reference is meant to provide you with honest advice and clever solutions for managing your twins' formula feedings.


The Speech

Before diving into the practicalities of formula feeding, we at The Twin Source want to start off with a few words of support just for you.

First and foremost, never, ever feel down on yourself because, for whatever reason, you did not breast-feed your twins until they were ready for solid foods. Remember, your parenthood journey is your own—and you have two babies!

Making the choice that works best for you and your young family is always the right way to go. We truly believe that as long as your babies are loved and cared for, they will grow into healthy, happy toddlers whether they are formula fed or breast-fed. Don't get caught up in guilt. Just do the best you can.


The Basics

Now off the soapbox and on to the practical! When formula feeding twins, here are a few things you should know:

 

Mixing Formula

When mixing powder formula, follow the instructions carefully. A few tips:

 

Storage Guidelines

Storage guidelines for mixed powder formula will be carefully spelled out in the instructions. The basic rule of thumb is "one hour, one day, or throw away." In other words:

 

Time-Savers

These tips will help save time and eliminate hassle when it comes to formula feeding your twins:

 

Resources

"Choosing a Formula" from HealthyChildren.org

"Amount and Schedule of Formula Feedings" from HealthyChildren.org

"Infant Formula—Handling Education and Safety" from the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Formula Feeding FAQs: Preparation and Storage" from KidsHealth.org

 


NOTE: The information contained on The Twin Source is not intended for medical diagnosis. Any medical information found on this site should be discussed with your health care professional. Always consult your doctor for any medical advice.

 

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