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August 16th, 2009, 05:36 AM
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if i have a bottle of cold formula, how long is it good for outside the fridge? (uneaten) like if i took one out and did not warm it, how long do i have to feed it to him before it goes bad?
Brennan Asher 7/5/09
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August 16th, 2009, 07:33 AM
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ooo i want to know the answer to this too.. i read within an hour but i dont know if thats right.. sorry i couldnt help lol i really want to know too though

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August 16th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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I know if it is room temp or warm formula it's an hour, and I know if they have eaten from the bottle it is an hour. But I don't know if the formula is cold and hasn't been eaten from if it is still an hour or not.

Right now we have ready-to-feed stuff and I want to know if we got somewhere for 2 hours or whatever, if I can just take a cold bottle and feed it to him whenever he wants it (since it will still be cold from the fridge for a while), or if I NEED to keep it cold until he is ready for it, then warm it to room temp.
Brennan Asher 7/5/09
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August 16th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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I don't know the "right" scientific answer, but I can research for a bit and try to find it.

Here is my rule of thumb: If I wouldn't drink a glass of milk that has been out that long, she shouldn't either. I will typically give a bottle of refrigerated, cold formula a few hours. For instance, if we are going out to dinner, I will fill a bottle of form the fridge and put it in the bag. She may not eat it for 2 or 3 hours, and if it's still cold, it seems fine to me.

Let me see if I can find an answer for this.
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August 16th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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well, i know it says (somewhere on the formula i think) that you can keep the mixed formula for up to 24hrs in the fridge. After that, discard it.

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August 17th, 2009, 09:38 AM
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I just put it in a bag with an icepack. It stays for about 3 hours. I agree with Jenny if it is warm I won't feed it to her. I only feed it if it is still cool.
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