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bottle feeding - temperature of milk

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chokky Mon 29-May-06 11:51:12

My baby is happy with cool milk but i know lots of people warm the milk first. Does anyone know if it makes any difference to baby's health having it cold?

sugarfree Mon 29-May-06 11:55:45

I wouldn't think it would make a difference to his health tbh.
Just give at whatever temperature he's comfortable with.

My MIL gave DH his first bottle at home ice cold because she didn't know to warm it up.(Emergency section in 1968,she didn't hold him for 5 days and the midwives did all his feeds.)

pepperrabbit Mon 29-May-06 12:39:43

We give DS2 his milk at room temperature. Saves trogging up and down the stairs in the night heating it up, and the bottles in hospital are all room temerature - so he's never known any different. Means you can make them up wherever you are as well.
I did hear that they burp less with warmed milk as it's less of a shock but tbh DS1 had warmed milk and I don't really see a difference in burping! (Must get a life.....)

Coolmama Tue 30-May-06 09:14:48

I deliberately gave my DS milk at varying temps - from room temp to warmed - and so never had to fuss about having to warm bottles on planes or when we were out and about because he was used to whatever temp they were - never did anything to him healthwise and made my life a lot easier - have a girlfriend whose DS would pitch a fit if his milk was not heated exactly right - made going out with them a nightmare!

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