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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 08:31 AM   1
Divinebeauty
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Ladies who Premake Daily formula!!!???


I don't pre make my bottles right now, but would like to.

I usually boil the water and add the formula in as needed from the formula dispenser container in the fridge, and micro as needed ...

Ava has been wasting so much formula sometimes she will go 2 hrs.. sometimes 3 and sometimes 4 but when she goes 2 she doesn't eat as much at all, so I am wasting so much out of the bottles! Sometimes I think she just wants a top up..

I want to pre make the formula and keep it in a container and pour as much as I need to in the bottles,

How much formula/water do I add

She has usually 6 oz 5x a day. I would want to make the max in case she has a hungry day.

Also how long is a bottle good for while out if placed on ice pack?

lastly will making formula this way make her constipated? seems every time I pre made single bottles she would get constipated, no idea why. Maybe just coincidence

Thanks in advance

Mariciana xx



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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 14:45 PM   2
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I always pre made and will again. I did them in their individual bottles, not sure if that is what u mean or if u wanted to make it all up in a jug or something? Im not sure the latter would be ok as you'd be constantly opening up the container and possibly introducing bacteria etc, also sterilsing the container could be tricky. You need to add one scoop of formula per onz of water. I think I rmbr the guidlines were dont keep out for longer than 2 hrs, but tbh if I felt the bottle and it was still cold after that time id still use it.



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 14:53 PM   3
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Hmm interesting question. I would think as long as whatever you make it up in has a lid and you store it in the fridge for no longer than 24hrs there shouldn't be any problem.

As for when you go out if you have a good cool bag that holds the ice pack close to the bottle I find on a not too hot day they last up to 6hrs and are still very cold, but they should last at least 4hrs xx



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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 15:41 PM   4
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i only ever have 1 pre made bottle in the fridge, whilst im waiting for tht to warm up i make another and pop it in the back of the fridge, longest its in there is 4 hours. it takes too long to wait for the kettle to cool etc so i do it this way



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 16:11 PM   5
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Thank you ladies, oh so you can't really make it in a jug then? I should just make pre make them in the bottles? hmm that really defeats the purpose of why I want to make them pre made..

Thanks ladies!



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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 16:32 PM   6
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Im not sure hun, I personally wouldnt do it and havent heard of it being done, but for all I know therr could be loads of ppl who do it. Prob best thing to do is phone the health visitors and see what they say. X



 
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 17:05 PM   7
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it would work as the same principle as a bottle (having one big one to decant from)..max time to use once open is 2 hrs after that its not advisable..good thought tho!



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2011, 02:56 AM   8
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dont ring the HV and ask, ur not meant to pre make full stop so she will say not to regardless of how u want to do it lol



 
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Old Jun 28th, 2011, 04:22 AM   9
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you could just premake a couple of smaller bottles so that if you think your lo is just after a top up you can use one of these rather than a 6oz bottle.
My lo usually has 4oz but sometimes has another oz. Rather than make 5oz bottles each time and throw some away, I make 4oz bottles and then make a few oz up in a spare bottle which has an airtight lid, then I can top up if lo decides to have a bit more.
I store boiled water in the fridge and then add the powder and heat when needed (I heat the water to a high temp i the microwave, add the powder and then cool to drinking temp).
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Old Jun 28th, 2011, 04:52 AM   10
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If we warmed Evie's bottles we would premake. But as she takes it at room temp its easier to just have the cooled water waiting in the bottles to add powder to.



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