Can you freeze formula?

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  1. Emamay

    Emamay Well-Known Member

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    Cay is six months old next week (in case anyone has any other ideas that would work).

    I was wondering if I could make him some baby-fist-sized frozen formula "ice creams"? He rarely takes a drink, and has only two bottles a day, so whilst its hot now I'd love him to be able to have his own little iced treat xx
     
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    That's a brilliant idea but not sure . Can't see why not tho x
     
  3. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    I'd maybe try it with yoghurt???

    Not sure about the formula but there are so many "rules" I'd not chance it myself

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    I think if you boiled it up first then let it cool down before you froze it it should be ok xxx
     
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    I just wouldn't personally, it might all seperate out once frozen. Could you not try freezing juice? He might not like the actual juice but might like it frozen
     
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    Msclaireypants Well-Known Member

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    What a good idea! I just give him ice cubes but he's not keen on them much. Would like to hear people's opinions!


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  7. Emamay

    Emamay Well-Known Member

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    What kind of juice should I freeze?
    Would it need to be baby juice? Can that be frozen? Or like, adult juice...?

    I quite fancy getting a banana and some yoghurt tomorrow, mashing that together and freezing banana smoothies... That could be nice...
    What kind of yoghurt can he have?
    (5m 3w old, established on TW 3 times a day and taking fork-mashed banana consistencies with no problem). Xx
     
  8. Karate Kid

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    What about the UHT stuff? I haven't got a clue about formula though xx


     
  9. Emamay

    Emamay Well-Known Member

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    What is this UHT thing please? Xx
     
  10. Karate Kid

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    The cartons? Xx


     
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    How about giving him half a frozen banana. Eilidh loves these! (She is 5m 3w too) you could pop an ice lolly stick into it before freezing it. X

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    My son.just loves ice (crushed) and frozen sweetcorn( he is older though). You can get those youghurts in tubes that you can freeze?

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  13. beckyboo1

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    Babies can have whole milk from 6 months anyway so you could just freeze some whole milk into ice lollies.

    Or mash some banana in with it to make a banana lolly
     
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    banana goes really loose and watery when you whizz it in a blender, so mixing it with a little fromage frais is good.

    I used to do this for Freya, i would zap some banana and strawberry fromage frais and she loved it! It also froze ok, although everyone will tell you not to freeze bananas!
     
  15. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    I thought cows milk wasn't recommended before a year?

    I give James a touch in his cereal but just a teeny amount.

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  16. Emamay

    Emamay Well-Known Member

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    Cows milk shouldn't be fed before a year as it doesn't have the required nutrients etc.

    It can be used in cooking from 6 months, provided it doesn't replace bottles xx
     
  17. beckyboo1

    beckyboo1 Well-Known Member

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    Wss^^

    It's fine as long as it doesn't replace formula/breast milk as their main source of food

    I bf Harry until he was a year, but after 6 months all his food (cereals, porridge, baking etc) was all done with whole milk- he loved (and still does) loads of milk on his cereal
     
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    You aren't supposed to freeze formula because all the fats in it separate and it goes all strange!

    I'd try yogurt, bet that'd be yummy!
     
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    Frozen banana is a great idea. I've had frozen banana and it tastes a bit like banana ice cream! xx
     

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