- July 18, 2008 at 1:06 pm #260058
With my first baby I used to make all her formula with Karo, evaporated
milk and water. That was it. Don’t remember proportions.
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.
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.
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