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query abt using formula

Discussion in 'Breast Feeding' started by sanravi_1970, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. sanravi_1970

    sanravi_1970 Gold IL'ite

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    Hi moms

    Howabt using formula opened for a month. Can i use it after a month of opening bcos it says that we should finish using within a month. Its costly right and i dont want to waste it. Or can i make powders into drinkable form and store in fridge by which can i store for long time, is it advisable. I am b.fg now so i dont regularly use formula and i keep that only for emergency.
     
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  2. newmommy

    newmommy Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Once a can is opened u should use it within a month or just throw it.As a general rule, it is safe to refrigerate prepared formula in a sealed container for up to 24 hours.If baby starts feeding the formula it should be finished in an hour throw out any formula left in the bottle after feeding.
    Since you are planning on formula feeding only once in a while i would suggest you to get ready to feed 2oz bottles.They r handy for travel and we will be opening only 2oz at a time so it hardly gets wasted.Hope this helps.
     
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    Similac also has single serve formula powder packets.. one packet can make 4oz .
     
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    Revathi Senior IL'ite

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    If you are not feeding formula regularly,better buy single serve packets as dallascw says.Try to avoid refregerating the prepared formula because if you make it warm again,chances r there to get spoiled and check how hot it is?microwaving the prepared formula is not also advisable.so prepare freshly,and feed him immedieately..........
     
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    i am searching for this packets.can u tell me where can i find these single serve packets?
     
  6. chikilkutti

    chikilkutti New IL'ite

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    Hi moms,

    juss read at all the posts here
    Juss wanted to know where can i get these similac single serve packets?
    are they available at walmart?
    how to prepare similac...is it same as lactogen ?
    Thanks
     
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    chikilkutti New IL'ite

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    Hi

    which is the best milk substitute for lactogen in US?
    is it similac or enfamil or whole milk or vit d
    pls help
     
  8. sowminivibu

    sowminivibu Silver IL'ite

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    dear chikilkutty

    to my knowledge similac is very good and abt the sachets i think one of the US ppl would help u out..

    lov
    sowmi
     
  9. newmommy

    newmommy Senior IL'ite

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    Hi chikilkutti,
    You can find Similac and Enfamil in Walmart,Target,babiesrus etc.., almost all grocery shops here carry formula.The formula comes with preparation instruction .I'am not sure which is close to Lactogen,you should consult a pediatrician here before starting on any new formula.They will guide you with the best formula that is suitable for ur baby.Even Similac and Enfamil carry different types like the regular one,sentitive,Soy based etc..,
    Please do not give Whole milk or Vit D milk ,its not recommended till the baby is a year old.
    -P
     
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    Nestle is also a good option, last time when i bought it i came to know that all baby products are tax free, before i was not aware of that. Not sure abt US but here in canada it's tax free.

    I heard from my mother in law U can make Gulab Jamun, if formula is not finished in a mth. But i'm not sure.
     
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