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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 14:15 PM   1
DoobyJu
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Can You Keep Formula in the Fridge??


Does anyone know how long you can keep made-up formula in the fridge for?
I am sure i have read somewhere that once made up it can be stored in the fridge for upto 24 hours. I have just seen on Cow & Gate's Website that you should only keep it for 2 hours after making it up, even if kept in the fridge.
Our little girl is almost 4 weeks old and unfortunately I haven't been able to breastfeed. We are currently using Cow & Gate's newborn Formula for Hungry Babies.

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Julie



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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 14:51 PM   2
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I think it's 24 hours. I never made up more than 12 hours worth though.
The only thing is, some babies might not take to that. So just watch her. I started making up Colton's and putting them in the fridge, then heating them as needed.. but he would puke everyone of them up. It just didn't settle right with him.. so I dont do it anymore.
Saves time, but wasn't for my LO



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 15:37 PM   3
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Its not recommended to make your formula up in advance just your water! However some people still go with the old method ...My health visitor kind of shrugged & said f thats what we wanted to do then do it but be sensible & told us parents would make up their bottles and put them on radiators thinking that wasa good thing so bottles made in advance kept warm on he home heating Apprantly there was more parents doing this than you would believe.

We didn't do it though - The odd bottles were done this way when it was every 3 hours but pretty much done our water in advance then when its feed time place in jug of water until warm then add the formula bu when Caitlin was tiny baby and feeding every 3 I did bottles for 12 hours to make sure they were fresh now at night I do her bottles for the next 24 hours as shes stronger.



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 15:41 PM   4
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I just do the water and make put the formula in when i need it hun, i have the powder things that u can put the powder in then pour it in the bottle when u need it.



 
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Dispensers Vicky?



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 16:00 PM   6
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dispensers..... lol .... thats the word!!! Thanks wobbles!!

I was trying to explain it to my friend who has a newborn!!!

As she didnt know about them and instead was buying ready made cartons for her trips out!! Very expensive in the long run I say!!!



 
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We use ready made out on the go - it is far more convenient but depends how on the go we are I only like using them rarely!

If you do it this way these are very handy & saves pestering resturants (who sigh at you ffs) for hot water)



It a fisher price flask for bottles!



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 17:27 PM   8
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i was always told to not make them up and to throw away after 1-2 hours but the odd bottle or 2 have been put in the fridge for afew hours but only one or two if im going out for a long day i just take my milk tub with me or i put the required scoops into little food pots and have my water measured out for the bottles ready bacteria breeds in warm milk easier than you would think



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 17:29 PM   9
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I just got one of those flasks out of my boots advantage points for night feeds & trips out - it is great & it was free!



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Old Jun 3rd, 2008, 17:31 PM   10
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From the International Formula Council

HOW LONG CAN INFANT FORMULA BE
KEPT AFTER OPENING?

An open can of liquid infant formula can be
kept for up to 48 hours, if tightly covered and
immediately placed in the refrigerator. Bottles
of formula made from liquid should be
refrigerated and used within 48 hours.
Formula that is prepared from powder and
placed in bottles for feeding should be
refrigerated and used within 24 hours. The
remaining powder should be tightly covered
and stored in a cool, dry place and used within
a month after opening.


HOW LONG CAN A BOTTLE OF INFANT
FORMULA REMAIN UNREFRIGERATED?

Formula that is removed from refrigeration
should be used within two hours or discarded.
Because of possible bacterial contamination,
formula remaining in a bottle one hour after the
start of feeding should also be discarded.



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