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Possibly a dumb formula question

This may be a dumb question, but the info I have isn't super clear.  If I make LO a bottle of formula and he doesn't finish it can I save it and reuse it later or should I be throwing it out after each feeding?
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Re: Possibly a dumb formula question

  • Not a dumb question at all! They tell you to throw it after an hour if the baby doesn't finish it! I personally felt that was throwing formula down the sink if it wasn't sitting out a long time, I would put in the fridge but i would use the same day!
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  • image browneyedgrl4282:
    Not a dumb question at all! They tell you to throw it after an hour if the baby doesn't finish it! I personally felt that was throwing formula down the sink if it wasn't sitting out a long time, I would put in the fridge but i would use the same day!

    Ditto this. I will say when Isabel was still a newborn, we threw away and started over. We did not mind throwing away the money to make sure she did not get sick or whatever is supposed to happen if you give them hour old formula Stick out tongue  It's part of being a first time parent to a newborn!

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    image browneyedgrl4282:
    Not a dumb question at all! They tell you to throw it after an hour if the baby doesn't finish it! I personally felt that was throwing formula down the sink if it wasn't sitting out a long time, I would put in the fridge but i would use the same day!

    Ditto this. I will say when Isabel was still a newborn, we threw away and started over. We did not mind throwing away the money to make sure she did not get sick or whatever is supposed to happen if you give them hour old formula Stick out tongue  It's part of being a first time parent to a newborn!

    Ditto all of this!  C--I highly recommend the Dr Brown's formula pitcher.  It made mixing a day's worth of formula so easy. 

  • I actually asked one of the peds about this when Brady was newborn and they said it really is the "formula" company telling parents this. 
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  • We used to give her smaller bottles (like 2 ounces and then another 2 ounces, or 4 ounces and then 2 ounces when she got older) so she would finish each one.  However, we were also putting her vitamins and Zantac in there, so we wanted her to finish them.  
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  • If DS doesn't finish, I put it back in the fridge and then add it to the next bottle and then if he doesn't finish that one, I throw it all out since the older and new are mixed.  I agree that its the formula companies being overly cautious but we have never had an issue (knock on wood).  
  • image browneyedgrl4282:
    Not a dumb question at all! They tell you to throw it after an hour if the baby doesn't finish it! I personally felt that was throwing formula down the sink if it wasn't sitting out a long time, I would put in the fridge but i would use the same day!

    Ditto & I highly recommend Dr. Brown's formula pitcher! Makes my life so much easier.

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  • We always reused, and never had an issue, nor did our pedi.
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