There are three forms of infant formula:
1. Powdered formula: You need to mix it with water before feeding.
Powdered baby formula is the favored choice of many parents, as it is budget-friendly and has a longer shelf life in a canister. You measure the required water and add the appropriate amount of powder as instructed on the formula packaging.
2. Liquid concentrate formula: You need to mix it with an equal amount of water before feeding.
The liquid formula is like powdered formula but in sterile liquid form, packaged in cans or bottles. You mix it with water before use, while keeping unused, unmixed formula covered in the fridge for up to 48 hours. It offers a middle ground between powdered and ready-to-feed formulas in terms of convenience and cost.
3. Ready-to-feed: No mixing is required, it’s ready to use.
The ready-to-feed formula is gaining popularity for its convenience. It comes in pre-prepared single-use bottles, so you don’t need to add water or mix anything. This makes it a comfortable choice for baby feeding, especially when on the go.