Reminder: Always wash your hands before mixing Gelmix with breast milk, formula or your desired liquid.
How to Mix Gelmix Thickener
Warm desired amount of liquid. Between 95-110°F for best results.
Mix well until Gelmix is completely dissolved.
(AKA THIN NECTAR)
Add 2.4g** Gelmix for every 4 ounces of liquid
Add 2.4g Gelmix for every 3 ounces of liquid
Add 2.4g Gelmix for every 2 ounces of liquid
** Gelmix jars include a 1.2g scoop (½ serving) for mixing smaller increments, 2.4g equals TWO scoops or a single serving 2.4g packet.
*** Moderately thick liquids are more difficult to pass through a nipple/teat and are NOT typically recommended for infants. This difficulty may increase risk of dehydration due to poor oral intake.
Reminder: Always test temperature before feeding. If feeding with a bottle, check nipple flow as increasing hole size may be necessary.
Gelmix Thickener Mixing Tips:
Advanced Preparation: Gelmix can be premixed with water, most infant formulas and many other liquids up to 24 hours in advance. Gelmix continues to gradually thicken liquids over time, so reducing concentration may be necessary for mixing batches in advance.
Mixing with Formula: The storage duration is dependent on the formula manufacturer’s instructions. Gelmix will not affect the storage duration of thickened formula. For powder formulas, just premix the warmed water and Gelmix, and store in the refrigerator or in a clean covered pitcher at room temperature until formula powder needs be added before feeding.
Note: We do not recommend mixing breast milk and Gelmix in advance. In order to activate Gelmix, the liquid has to be warmed, but breast milk should not be warmed twice. Breast milk mixed with Gelmix may be kept at room temperature for up to 3 hours.