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Guidelines for the Safe Preparation, Storage and Handling of Powdered Infant Formula

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The first part of these guidelines provides guidance for the preparation of powdered infant formula (PIF) in care settings where professional care providers are involved in the preparation of large quantities of PIF for a large number of infants. The second part provides guidance for the preparation of PIF in a home environment, aimed at parents and those involved in the care of infants in the home environment. The specific guidance focuses on the most important parameters during preparation such as the temperature of reconstitution, the cooling, holding and feeding times, as well as the storage and transportation of prepared PIF.

Publisher: World Health Organization
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Community Health Workers/Volunteer Caregivers, General Public, Midwives/Traditional Birth Attendants, Nurses, Other Healthcare Workers
Literacy level: Medium
Topic Area: Infant Feeding
Resource Type: Clinical Guidelines