If you recently decided to formula-feed your little one, you may feel uncertain about which type of formula to pick. When you’re making your decision, powder vs. liquid formula is an important factor to take into consideration. Luckily, Enfamil® offers a variety of options to accommodate your individual needs and preferences, including powder formula, liquid concentrate formula, and ready-to-use liquid formula. Learn about the differences between liquid and powder formula, along with the similarities they share.
The differences between powder, concentrate and liquid formula
|Formula Type||Powder Formula||Liquid Concentrate Formula||Ready-to-Use Liquid Formula|
|Formula Details||Loose Powder to be mixed with water||Liquid concentrate to be mixed with water||Pre-prepared, ready to serve|
|Container||Can, small tub or single-serve packets||Can||Individual bottles|
|Enfamil® Products||Shop Enfamil® Powder Formulas||Shop ®Liquid Concentrate Formulas||Shop Enfamil® Ready-to-Use Formulas|
*Note: Preparation and storage instructions vary depending on the formula, so be sure to read the label thoroughly before you begin.
Powder Formula vs. Liquid: Key Considerations
- Ready-to-Use is the quickest and most convenient since it requires no clean-up
- Powder and liquid concentrate come at a lower price point
- Powder is not sterile and should not be fed to premature infants or infants with immune system issues
- Proper hygiene is important for all three formulas types
There is no wrong option when it comes to choosing a formula. At the end of the day, it all comes down to you and your little one’s specific needs. To learn more about powder vs. liquid formulas and different formula options, visit our Enfamil formula product page.