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When to dispose BM and Formula

Discussion in 'Breast Feeding' started by malar_arasi, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. malar_arasi

    malar_arasi Silver IL'ite

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    Hello All,

    I have this doubt on when to dispose milk used in bottle

    EBM : I always store in fridge and warm it just before use.
    Formula : I prepare freshly before every feed.
    Lets say If I take 2 ounce and baby drinks 1.5 ounce alone for half an hour and then either cries or its time for a diaper change and another half an hour goes in this. So now its 1hr since the bottle is in room temperature and I use the remaining ounces as baby gets hungry again. Is this fine ?

    I am mainly concerned about formula(lactodex) here as the label says use within 1/2 hr :idea

    Regards,
    Malar
     
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  2. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    malar, unused formula just goes down the drain at my place :)
     
  3. krozwindz

    krozwindz Silver IL'ite

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    ANother way.. u can drink it too u knw.. i mean the formula milk.. its not as tasty.. but its still got the goodness of milk and it will do u some good rather than wasting it by throwing it... i do it.. though it was funny at first....
     
  4. mridusudha

    mridusudha Silver IL'ite

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    Malar,

    Usually unused formula is good for only 1 hr at room temperature. After that it has to be discarded. If the formula you are using says it has to be used within 1/2 hr and 1/2 hr it is.

    You can reuse unused breastmilk because breastmilk seems to have antibodies. so it's fine to put the unused BM in the fridge and use it later.

    Hope this helps!
     

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