Formula Is Is Good For 24 Or 48 Hours In The Fridge

11 Replies
psychology - March 29

The can says 48 hours when opened, does it mean when it is not mixed with water already? Or is it when it is mixed and in the fridge. I use GoodStart.


SonyaM - March 29

I think it might depend on what brand you are using and what type of formula. We use Enfamil Lipil powder and it is only good for 24 hours in the fridge once prepared. We used similac with out first son and it was 48 hours.


The real Lissi - March 29

I use Aptamil, and that's only good for 24 hours in the fridge too.


kimberley - March 29

24 hours, I have had 4 babies and every formula I have ever used stipulates that it is to be disregarded after 24 hours. :)


Nick - March 30

I use Enfamil ProSobee Lipil and it says to use within 48 hours, but I don't prepare formula ahead of time.


grandma - March 30

They are all different. If it's not on the label call the 1-800 customer service number. They will give you the correct answer and may also mail you some coupons! Just ask for them!:) My daughter did this and got a $25.00 certificate...gotta like one free can of the stuff!


Debi - March 30

hi, with the GoodStart, the powder and concentrate have to be used within 24 hours of being mixed and the ready to feed has to be used within 48 hours. this is according to the GoodStart website, i just checked it out, I use GoodStart too. If you want to check it out go to hope this helps


psychology - March 30

thanks debi. But, does it mean I can keep the can unmixed in the fridge for the next day.


psychology - March 30

I'm not using it all at once because I mix it with b___stmilk.


Debi - March 30

what form of formula are you using? If you are just supplementing b___stfeeding, I would get the powder formula and make it a bottle at a time. I just checked my can and the rest of the powder just needs to be used within a month of opening. you don't have to put the can of powder in the fridge, just make sure the put the lid on tight and you can keep it in the cabinet. hope this helps.


Debi - March 31

Once the concentrate is opened then it needs to be used within 24 hours and stored in the fridge once it's opened. How old is she? I was just reading another thread about the crying phase. All of my kids had "crabby time" where they just weren't happy and cried and cried. With my 7 week old I put her in the swing and vacuum and she falls asleep and when she wakes up she is happy again. If she doesn't seem like she is not tolerating the formula, just being fussy, this is normal and it usually doesn't last for too long. Good luck, it will get better.


mummytobabyboy - April 3

24 hours your formular can be kept upto after that its bad milk



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