Hi Nicola, I have used the litre carton of SMA Gold too, but the only problem is you cant really make up feeds too far in advance with it, If i was going out I would pour the milk in the sterilised bottle and store the bottle in the thermos part of my change bag (its supposed to keep milk warm or cold for roughly three hours) or for the night feeds i would pour the milk into the bottle and store them in the fridge - I figured if the milk is fine to be stored for 48 hours in an open carton it should be fine to be stored in an airtight sterilised bottle! hope all is well with you and LO x
I second that, sterilise your bottles, fill with the formula and then keep them in the fridge. I think i recall the aptamil lasts 24hrs when open and refridgerated, so not sure how long the SMA lasts. I think they last 2-3hrs out of the fridge.
Ah right... Im just trying to remember what the health visitor said to me... Im sure she said the milk can be put into sterilised bottles and then stored in a cuboard (they are at room temp when you buy them arent they..)
Confusing! Can they be drank at the temperature they come out of the fridge? xxx
It isn't safe to store them in a cupboard long after you open the carton because the milk starts to go off as soon as you open it, just like if you got a normal carton of UHT milk and opened it, after a couple of hours out of the fridge it would start to go sour as it interacted with the air (and no matter how airtight a bottle you put it into, this process will still happen). xx
Hi, yes once the carton is opened the milk has to be stored in the fridge. For some reason the small cartons have to be used within 24 hours and the litre carton are 48 hours.....but once transferred into a bottle it will be 24 hours as bottles are only sterile for 24 hours! its confusing isnt it??!! how can an open carton of milk be safe in the fridge for 48 hours? its not sterile? but all i know is i have used them quite a bit over the last five weeks and all has been fine with my baby girl so far - touch wood!!
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