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Baby Formula Pitcher Method
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IN THIS ARTICLE – The pitcher method allows you to make a batch of formula at once that can be used for up to 24 hours. Learn how to make a pitcher of each Enfamil formula.

For powder formula users, the pitcher method is basically meal prepping for your baby! Let’s explore how it works.

Making multiple servings of formula for your baby at one time is a great option for busy parents and families. Rather than mixing and measuring bottles of powder formula at each feeding, you can make your own ready-to-use servings at home! Keep in mind once you make a pitcher of formula, it must be consumed within 24 hours.

Most of our powder products can be made in 32 fluid ounce (one quart) batches, but special mixing instructions must be followed carefully. Instructions vary among products and need to be followed exactly to ensure your baby is getting proper nutrition.

How to Make a Pitcher of Baby Formula

Step 1: Wash your hands and pitcher

Make sure you thoroughly clean with soap and hot water. You want to take every step you can to avoid any unwanted germs when it comes to making your baby’s formula!

Step 2: Measure and Mix your Formula

Use the chart below to calculate how much powder to use with how much clean water.

Step 3: Cover and refrigerate your pitcher immediately

You can portion your pitcher into individual clean bottles to be ready for feeding time, or refrigerate in one large clean pitcher. Either way, be sure to use or discard your prepared formula within 24 hours.

Enfamil Pitcher Prep Cheat Sheet

Use these ratios to make approximately 1 quart or 32 fluid ounces of prepared formula.*

Powder Product Product Image Amount of Powder Water to Add
Enfamil® Infant 1 cup and 2 Tbsp 28.5 fl oz
PurAmino™ Infant 1 cup and 2 Tbsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil® NeuroPro™ Infant 1 cup and 1 Tbsp and 2 tsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil® Sensitive 1 cup and 3 Tbsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil® Gentlease® / Enfamil® NeuroPro™ Gentlease® 1 cup and 2 Tbsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil Reguline™ 1 cup and 2 Tbsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil A.R.™ 1 1/4 cup and 1 Tbsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil® NeuroPro™ EnfaCare® 1 cup and 3 Tbsp and 1 tsp 28.5 fl oz
Enfamil® ProSobee® 1 1/4 cups 28.5 fl oz
Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG 1 1/4 cups 28.5 fl oz
Pitcher Method for Enfamil® Toddler and Pediatric Formulas
PurAmino™ Jr Medical Food 1 2/3 cups and 1 tsp 27 fl oz
Nutramigen® with Enflora™ LGG® Toddler 1 1/4 cups 28.5 fl oz
Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Toddler Nutritional Drink (Natural Milk Flavor) 1 1/2 cups and 2 tsp 28 fl oz
Enfagrow® PREMIUM™ Toddler Nutritional Drink (Vanilla Flavor) 1 1/2 cups and 2 tsp 28 fl oz


*Powdered infant formulas are not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants who might have immune problems unless directed and supervised by the baby’s doctor. See the product label for complete storage and use information.


Do Not Microwave or Freeze Baby Formula

  • We do not recommend freezing our prepared powder products because they may separate more easily or become darker after thawing.
  • Do not microwave baby formula, as this can cause hot spots in the formula that could burn your baby’s mouth.
  • If you want to warm a bottle/sippy cup that has been in the refrigerator, we suggest that you run warm tap water over the container or place it in a pan of hot, not boiling, water.

Best Baby Formula Pitchers

When picking a baby formula pitcher, go for one that's safe (look for BPA-free), just the right size for your needs, and easy to handle and clean. Make sure it has clear measurements and a secure lid to avoid spills. Choose a reliable brand within your budget, and you're all set!.

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