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Is it fine to mix Formula with room temperature water?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At July 23, 2019
Reviewed AtSeptember 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My son is going to be 6 months next week and weighs about 14.42 lbs, birth weight was 6.68 lbs. Is weight fine? I am giving him Formula with room temperature unboiled water. Is that a problem? Can incorrect mixing of powder with room temperature water be a problem for weight gain? He did not roll to his tummy until now. He just moves clockwise when lying on the bed.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Weight for age is fine. Please use filtered and clean boiled water to avoid infections. Incorrect mixing will lead to improper concentration of the product and may cause either indigestion or reduced nutritional content of the Formula. Hence, always mix in concentration as per instruction of the Formula. It is alright for a 6-month-old child to start moving clockwise at this age.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

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