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.
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
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.
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
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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