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How long can formula last in a bottle at room temperature?

Once a bottle of formula has been prepared, how long will it last?

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Asked by BraythansMom at 8:12 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think it is one hour.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:12 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • 24 hours in the fridge. 1 hour out.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:12 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • powdered, it's not recommended at all
    liquid concentrate or ready to feed - 2 hours

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 8:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • one hour

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 8:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • one hour.

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 8:14 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • Its supposed to be no longer than one hour.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 8:15 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • One hour. :) It should say it on the can. I know the individual "ready to feed" bottles from the hospital (and you can buy them at some places like Walgrens) say it. :)

    Answer by Memigen at 8:15 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • One hour

    Answer by dakajazz23 at 8:46 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I would go with 1 hour, not much after that/. I fed my baby an almost 2 hour old one on accident (thought hubby made it earlier) and she was fine, but I dont recomend it.

    Answer by rileymommy at 9:20 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • i just looked at the Enfamil Premium powder can it says : Either feed immidiately or cover and store in fridge for up to 24hours. do not use prepared formula if it is unrefridgerated for more than a total of 2 hours. after a feeding begins, do not refriderate feeding bottle. you must use within 1 hour or discard.

    Answer by nickellmomof2 at 11:01 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

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