when i make my bottles for my son how long can i leave them in the frige after they have cooled 24hrs or 48 hrs???


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Melissa - posted on 04/16/2009




It depends on the type of formula you are using. If it's powdered 24 hours if its premixed 48 and if its liquid concentrate I belive its 48 as well.

Vanessa - posted on 04/16/2009




i personally don't leave mine for more then 12 hours but they do say 24 hours

Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2009




I only leave bottles of water in the fridge for 24 hrs. When i make a bottle up with formula then i try and use it within 2hrs but if i have given some of the bottle i only keep it for bout 30mins to 1hr then dump it.

Emily - posted on 04/16/2009




Breastmilk or formula? I am going to assume formula because you said "make" and not "pump". Let me know if I am wrong. If your refridgerator is 35-40 degrees (usually the door doesn't stay this temp.) some sources say 48 hours is the absolute max but others say within 24 hours is considered safe. Once it is removed from the refridgeration it should be used within 2 hours. If the baby has eaten some of the bottle, it should never be reused. breastmilk bottle scan be left in the fridge for up to 8 days if the temp is cold enough- jsut incase you were asking about bm.

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