How long do you keep a bottle (ff mums)

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  1. Olive

    Olive Well-Known Member

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    Do you chuck a bottle if over an hour or less/more?

    We use aptamil. The ready made cartons say use within an hour; however, the powder says use within 2 I think.

    I just made a bottle to see if lo would take it (been over 3 hours and as I'm up thought would try - no such luck). I just wondered if you'd bin it now or if up again within an hour or 2 still use it.

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  2. ButterflyBoo_x

    ButterflyBoo_x Well-Known Member

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    I stick to around the 2 hour Mark xx
     
  3. Hunnie

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    The SMA ready made says 24 hours once opened. The max I'll leave a powder bottle is an hour
     
  4. Constantstar

    Constantstar Well-Known Member

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    I always for example put 6 oz of boiled water and leave to cool in bottle. When I'm ready to use I top up to 8oz with boiling water then add powder. If we going out il put boiling water in to correct oz and either put the powder in a bag and mix later or take fully mixed ready bottle and don't use later than 2 hours x
     
  5. clairebear22

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    2hrs here too x
     
  6. beanster

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    we stick to 2 hours max too
     
  7. jojo_2012

    jojo_2012 Well-Known Member

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    1hr here I wouldn't want to drink warm milk sitting out for 2hrs in spite of what the box says.

    In the night I just bring boiled water in the sterile bottle and add the milk powder if he wakes and stick it in the warmer.
     
  8. katie_lou

    katie_lou Well-Known Member

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    2 hours xxx
     
  9. Smithy1980

    Smithy1980 Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask.....with the two hours would you put it in the fridge until LO wants to finish it or just keep it out? Sorry to gate crash just wondering? X


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  10. littlemiss83

    littlemiss83 Well-Known Member

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    We're 2 hours max & thats it being made from scratch & left sitting out.

    One time I fed LO a bottle that had been out for 5 hours by mistake, I felt terrible. He was fine though.

    :roll:
     
  11. katie_lou

    katie_lou Well-Known Member

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    I just keep mine out x
     
  12. knopk@

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    I pop them back in the fridge and stick to 2 hours.

    sent from my Galaxy s2
     
  13. Smithy1980

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    Thanks ladies :) xx
     
  14. MrsNumsNums

    MrsNumsNums Well-Known Member

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    Sma ready made is 24 hours if in carton and in fridge but not once its put in a bottle
     
  15. Olive

    Olive Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for replies. I'll start keeping them a bit longer now :) x
     
  16. hugsy

    hugsy Well-Known Member

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    i know this is a slightly old tread but just googling cos so confused over this, i thought the 2 hour rule with ready mde cartons wasa if they had started to drink from bottle?

    LO is only 6 days old and is drnking 120ml bottles so was gong to put the 250 mil carton into 2 bottles when out and about and use the second one 4 hours later at her next feed should i not be dong that?also if in a bottle even for just the 2 hours does it have to be in fridge

    is so complicated
     
  17. Heulyn

    Heulyn Well-Known Member

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    I did all this with my LO, but my sister has just had a baby and her midwife and HV have both told her to make up bottles 6 at a time and put them in the fridge until needed!
    Who knows!

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  18. LaurenMM

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    There's so much conflicting advice its hard to know what or who to trust. Angel is on SMA Gold and I make all her feeds throughout the day fresh as and when (she feeds 4 hourly so I know when to make up the bottle). I only keep it for the 2 hours at room temp and only 1 hour if she's started drinking from it. If we're going out I take a carton (unopened) and a sterilised bottle and just use it when she needs. At night I make her 2 bottles at 6pm and put them straight in the fridge and heat them when needed (she wakes at 5am for a feed and I heat the other bottle for her next morning feed). Apparently the bottles can be kept in the fridge for 24 hours and reheated once when needed. All HV's + MWs I've spoken to have all said the same, they have to say don't pre-make and store bottles, make every feed fresh etc however one of them said she had twins and used to make 24 bottles at a time (don't blame her!) and she also said to raise my baby how I wish :) hope this helps. xx.
     

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