Powdered milk for the preparation of baby’s bottles is a perfect substitute or complement for breast milk during the first years of age. In fact, there are multiple types and brands of infant milk powder, so it can sometimes be difficult to choose one of them.
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Thus, checking the labels to see if it is infant or follow-on milk or if it has a specific formula, for example lactose-free or for premature babies, is essential. But it is also important, once you have chosen the powdered milk, to know how to prepare it.
One of the main drawbacks that can occur is the appearance of lumps in the milk, which can even obstruct its exit through the nipple of the bottle. Thus, a series of recommendations can be followed to avoid it.
Tricks to avoid lumps
In the first place, the bottle must be prepared following the indications that the manufacturer marks on the labeling, taking into account the proportions indicated on said container.
Still, many people can’t keep the annoying lumps from appearing. the main trick is to shake the bottle, but to do it as vigorously as if you were preparing a cocktail, as this could lead to the appearance of air bubbles in the drink. It is best to take it and rotate it until it is well integrated.
Water temperature also matters in preventing clumps from appearing. Thus, it should not be very cold or very hot, but warm, at a warm temperature that will dilute the powders. With cold water it is more difficult for these to dilute well and, therefore, it will be necessary to stir much more.
You can also choose to add the water gradually, that is, adding little by little instead of adding all the water at once. In this way, the powders can gradually dissolve and it will be more difficult for lumps to come out.