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      With my first baby I used to make all her formula with Karo, evaporated

      milk and water. That was it. Don’t remember proportions.

      Then you

      sterilized it in a formula pan (similar to a cold pack canner only

      smaller) for a while. I think it held 8 bottles. That was one day’s

      worth. That was in 1959. You had to sterilize for a few months.

      With

      my second baby the formula cans appeared–I remember using similac that

      you diluted with water but not the cans with iron as you didn’t give

      them iron until they were 6 months old. That was much simpler but you

      still had to sterilize. I recall getting a case for $2 for 48 cans–or

      maybe 24. I also used Emfamil. With my third child I had to sterilize

      for 3 months because he was a June baby and the dr was concerned with

      diarrhea in the summer but after that no more sterilizing. That was a

      big help not to have to sterilize. So long ago. I remember cooking

      those bottles on the stove every day. I don’t know why one couldn’t

      feed a baby that first formula now. My daughter who drank it is fit and

      healthy. My dr. didn’t have me add the vitamins though. I was never

      able to breast feed.

      Lulu

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