Using formula abroad question....

(3 Posts)
Moseywoes Mon 12-Sep-16 18:38:52

Hello all. I have a quick probably stupid question. I am in Greece with my 8 month old and have brought with us powder SMA (which seems to be the only formula his tum can manage). In our apartment we have a very small kettle but the instructions say to boil a litre of water before letting it cool for no longer than 30 minutes. I was planning to make his feeds by boiling bottled water in the kettle but does it really matter that I won't be able to bottle a litre? Does anyone know why the instructions specify this rather than just boiling the amount you need for a feed? Thanks so much! X

tiktok Mon 12-Sep-16 18:57:06

You could call the SMA enquiry line ( on the pack) and ask.

I think I know the reason but I'm not sure so I would not want to mislead.

Post the answer when you get it!

Moseywoes Tue 13-Sep-16 10:07:51

Thanks! So I spoke to the SMA care line - their advice was that at his age you can just boil what you need and as long as you don't leave for longer than 30 minutes to cool it should be fine. Technically at his age apparently you don't need to boil at all (news to me I have to say) but I will anyway as we are abroad so best taking no chances.
The guidance for pre 6 months re the litre is that it takes a litre of water 30 minutes to cool to 70 degrees they reckon and that is the temperature you need to kill airborne bacteria. So. Hope that helps anyone else in the same situ! Formula feeding instructions can be a minefield!

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