Sometimes to save time or money, we cut corners. Most of the time it doesn’t hurt a thing, but here’s one example of how you should never shortchange your baby: formula.
Don’t stretch infant formula by adding extra water. Improperly diluted formula can actually cause malnutrition and a condition called water intoxication where a baby’s kidneys can’t excrete the liquid fast enough. When preparing concentrated or powdered formula, always follow label directions exactly and use the correct scoop to be sure you get the correct amount.