Most formulas are about the same nutritional-wise, although various brands can affect your baby differently, so discuss formula brand choices...
Most formulas are about the same nutritional-wise, although various brands can affect your baby differently, so discuss formula brand choices with your pediatrician. That said, when it comes to formula type choices you have three choices - powdered, canned or other ready to feed formula, or liquid concentrate. Ready to feed formula pros and cons:
  • Totally easy; you pop it open, pour into a bottle, and feed.
  • No mixing or measuring so saves time.
  • Costs the most (usually) of any formula type.
  • Can only be stored after opening for 48 hours.
  • The cans or bottles of ready-to serve formula are bulky and take up valuable kitchen real estate.
Liquid concentrate formula pros and cons:
  • You'll have to add water, but it's less trouble that mixing powdered formula.
  • Once mixed, can only be stored 48 hours.
  • Cans are large, heavy, and take up kitchen space.
Powdered formula pros and cons:
  • Costs the least of any of the formula types (usually).
  • Powder stores easily and safely for a month, which means less waste.
  • Mixing can be tricky and powder can clump in the bottle or spill easily making a powdery mess in your kitchen.
  • Not very travel-friendly.
Also if you're feeding your baby with any formula, make sure that you aren't making common formula safety mistakes.

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