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Some useful tips for storing baby formula

Infant formula is a substitute for breast milk to ensure the healthy growth and development of your baby in the first months and years of life. They come to the rescue when for some reason a new mother cannot feed her own milk to her baby. However, baby formula not only requires careful preparation, but also becomes a potential threat to a baby’s health if not stored properly.

There are liquid and dry infant formula on the market, and you can learn more about them on the Organic Best website. Dry formula is much more widely used, as it is easy to prepare, store and transport. How can I store ready-made baby formula? – is a question that arises in every woman who uses it and worries about her baby. With a closed package of baby formula, nobody will have a question about the storage period (they are indicated by the manufacturer on the package), but after opening the package, these terms become irrelevant. How long to store ready-made baby formula and how long it can be stored in an open container are completely different things.

So, an open jar of baby formula in a separate container can not be poured, but simply closed tightly and put in the closet, it can be stored at room temperature, in a dry place, away from substances or foodstuffs that have a pungent smell. Today, manufacturers of baby food are trying to make their products as convenient as possible. As a rule, artificial mixes such as HiPP formula are produced in tin cans with tightly fitting rubber lids and protection against sunlight. Such a design is reliable, but is reflected in its cost. Another good and cheaper option is a foil package, which guarantees optimal protection of product freshness and flavor. If the baby formula is simply sold in a carton, then after opening it, it should immediately be in a sterilized glass jar. There is no need to store opened dry formula in the refrigerator – this will not extend its shelf life. The ideal conditions for storing the unopened mixture are in a dark, dry place with an air temperature of 14-24 °C. Opened formula can be stored for no more than three weeks. Many mothers are indignant about why three weeks, because the mixture costs a lot, and not everyone can use it all in such a short time (if artificial feeding is combined with breastfeeding). For parents who are very worried about this, there is a lifehack. Unsuitable baby formula can be used in baking, it makes good cookies.

Ready baby formula, if the baby did not finish it, can not be stored – the entire portion is poured into the sink. Bacteria actively reproduce in a warm environment, so such a mixture is simply dangerous to use again. Often, mothers take ready-made baby food with them. In this case, the baby formula in a sterile container can be stored for no more than 3 hours at a temperature of up to +24 degrees.

Many moms, regularly traveling with a baby, wonder – how to store baby food warm? You can wrap the bottle in several layers of parchment paper or foil. The second option is to dilute the mixture with hotter water, and wait until it has cooled to an acceptable temperature. The best option is considered a bottle thermos bag.

And finally it is worth mentioning that neither diluted, nor dry milk formula should be frozen, it will not give a positive result. Store the formula correctly and raise a healthy generation.

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