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My daughter is currently 6 months old. We are switching her

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My daughter is currently 6 months old. We are switching her to formula from breast milk.
My question is do we have to use boiled water to mix with formula powder or is room temperature water okay?
I heard from people to use boiled water because there may be bacteria in the formula? Is this true or a myth?
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. SS. I will try my best to help you.
Boiled water is good.
It can kill any contamination.
Contamination is rare but can occur in the process of handling & preparation.
You can boil the water, mix the formula when the water is hot, & then cool it before giving it to baby.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask & continue conversation by using reply button.
This will help me to explain further & satisfy you.
Wish her healthy life.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So do you not recommend using room temperature water to mix with formula powder?

Hello Jack,
When you boil the water, the bacteria in it is killed.
The formula or powder dissolves well in warm or hot water.
Room temperature water can be used if it is sterile.
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