This wouldnt be the first baby in history whose mother died in childbirth and the options for feeding the baby were limited. Maybe they will run across another farm with a goat or sheep or cow that has milk. Maybe they will find some formula or fortified powdered milk somewhere. They are in a prison, there is likely some form of milk (canned/powdered/etc) there. Maybe there is some type of "formula" (like ensure) in the prison hospital area. Who knows. I'm sure they will figure it out. Yes, clean water will be an issue, but i really dont think they need to "sterilize" bottles, i never did when i was bottlefeeding one of my babies.
I cannot imagine, after cutting open my friend, taking her baby, her being shot in the head, me being covered in blood, zombies all around, worrying about the baby freezing (which at this point is probably MORE of a risk...maintaining body temp...than feeding the baby!) totally traumatized...thinking "oh let me put the baby to the mother's breast for the colustrum!" i mean....really??? at this point, they are STILL on the run from the zombies that are around every corner right?? her goal was to get that baby to safety. Out into the yard where the people with weapons are.
For pete's sake Lori was able to get a pg test and the morning after pill and they seem to have an endless supply of condoms. I'm sure they will find a way to rustle up some food for the baby. It sounds like the search for milk for the baby will drive their direction (leaving the prison maybe??) in the next episode. I'm not sure why people keep saying "surely formula would be long expired by now!!!" Hasnt it been about 9 or 10 months since this whole situation started? Or at least less than a year?? Powdered formula will keep that long. Even if it was "expired" according to the date on the can, it likely would still be good enough to eat esp in this situation with limited options.