Frequently asked questions

Preparation and storage of Piccolo Milk Formula

Why do I have to boil 1 litre of water?

Our formula preparation follows the guidelines set out by the NHS when making up safe feeds. The NHS advises to boil 1 litre of fresh tap water, and then to leave the water to cool for 30 minutes at most so that it stays at a temperature of at least 70°C.
70°C is the ideal temperature when making feeds as it kills any bacteria present and helps the powder to mix well. Once the milk is made up; before feeding to your baby cool the bottle under running tap water or bowl of cold water until lukewarm, do not immerse the teat. Test temperature by shaking a few drops onto the inside of your wrist.

Is it safe to store made up milk?

As we follow the guidelines issued by the NHS, we recommend that all feeds are freshly made as instructed by the preparation label on the product and used within two hours at room temperature. You should discard any feeds left out any longer than 2 hours at room temperature as there is a risk of bacteria growth and this could make your baby ill.

Can I store prepared baby and toddler milk in the fridge?

We suggest that you prepare each feed in individual bottles as and when is needed to reduce the risk of bacteria growth and illness.

Can I freeze prepared baby or toddler milk?

We have not tested our Piccolo Infant Milk products after freezing so we do not advise freezing them. To avoid risk of bacteria growth and illness, we suggest following the instructions as labelled on the product and making sure to discard any leftover feed after 2 hours.

How do you make up a bottle feed?

Every infant formula product is made differently so make sure to carefully follow the preparation instructions on the product label as all products vary on how much water and powder to use.
You can find preparation instruction for Piccolo First Infant Milk here You can find preparation instruction for Piccolo Follow On Milk here You can find preparation instruction for Piccolo Growing Up Milk here
You can also head to our step-by-step guide for more details.