* Breastfed infants should continue breastfeeding.
* For formula-fed infants, use ready-to-feed formula if possible. If using ready-to-feed formula is not possible, it is best to use bottled water to prepare powdered or concentrated formula.
* If bottled water is not available, use boiled water. Use treated water to prepare formula only if you do not have bottled or boiled water.
* If you prepare formula with boiled water, let the formula cool sufficiently before giving it to an infant.
* Clean feeding bottles and nipples with bottled, boiled, or treated water before each use.
* Wash your hands before preparing formula and before feeding an infant. You can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer for washing your hands if the water supply is limited.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the environmental health specialist at your local Arkansas Department of Health county office or your local water utility office. For a complete listing of AHD offices and phone numbers, go to: www.healthy.arkansas.gov or www.foodsafety.gov
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