ATLANTA, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to providing nutrients and other health benefits for infants, breast milk is recommended. However, for those mothers who cannot or choose not to breastfeed, or those who supplement breastfeeding with infant formula, it is critical to the health of the baby that parents and caregivers properly follow safe preparation, handling and storage instructions for the baby's formula.
See video from NAPNAP at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/NapNap/BabyFormulaPrep/
Recent research has shown that parents want and need information on infant feeding, both breastfeeding and formula feeding. Research has also shown that mistakes in infant formula preparation are common, which could lead to infant health risks. For example, babies can potentially be exposed to risks such as micronutrient deficiencies and harmful bacteria if their bottles and infant formula are not prepared correctly. Seeing the growing need, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is providing educational information via a new video that teaches parents the crucial steps in safely preparing a baby bottle as well as handling and storing baby formula.
Helpful bottle feeding tips include:
- Always wash your hands and follow the instructions for preparation. Never use the microwave oven to warm your baby bottle.
- Always follow the instructions exactly as written on the product label. Over-diluting infant formula can put your baby's health at risk.
"Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are a vital resource for families to help them make informed decisions about infant feeding. NAPNAP is pleased to participate in a video that provides the facts about the benefits of breastfeeding and safe formula preparation and feeding," said Jean Martin, PhD, CPNP, NAPNAP President.
Many more tips and professional advice that will ensure safe and nutritious bottle-feeding are offered in this new video.
For more information and to view the video, visit: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/NapNap/BabyFormulaPrep/
Note: The contents of this video are for informational purposes only and should never replace the advice and care of a licensed healthcare professional. This video is a collaborative effort between NAPNAP and the International Formula Council (IFC).
SOURCE Synaptic Digital; NAPNAP