Powdered soy-based infant formula is iron fortified. The soy-based formula, only available when prescribed by a physician or other health professional, may be used for infants who have one or more of the following conditions: lactose intolerance; galactosemia (metabolic disorder); or a potential allergy to milk protein.
Powdered soy infant formula provides all the nutritional needs for infants less than one year of age. It is lactose-free to avoid lactose-associated symptoms (e.g. diarrhea).
Unopened Formula Edit
Store unopened powdered soy formula off the floor in a cool, dry place.
Opened Formula Edit
Cover opened cans of powdered soy formula with the plastic lid, store at room temperature, and use within 30 days. Throw away any remaining powder after that time.
Once prepared, most formulas can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 24–48 hours. (Be sure to check the label for exact instructions.) Discard any formula that's left in the bottle within one hour after feeding begins.
- For starters, wash your hands.
- Use 1 packed, level scoop of powder for each 2 fluid ounces of warm water.
Uses & Tips Edit
- Follow exact mixing instructions on the container.
- Ask your pediatrician if you need to boil the water in your area before you mix it with formula. Ask about bottled water as well.
- Use a standard measuring cup rather than the markings on the bottle.
- Adding too much water dilutes the formula, which means your baby may not get the nutrients or calories needed.
- Too little water is just as bad because the formula will be too concentrated and difficult for your baby to digest.
- Do not microwave the formula. This can cause uneven heating of the formula and can result in “hot spots” that could burn your baby.
- Infant formula should not be frozen either before or after mixing. Freezing formula may cause it to become grainy or cause the fat to separate.
- Formula Infant, Powdered Soy by the US Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of article