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how long can you leave formula dd eats but she wont eat the whole thing sometimes and i hate wasteing it b/c like 1 hour later she wants it...... aslo when is the earlist babys can start ceral

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Storage instructions should be read and followed carefully. Do not reuse formula which is leftover in the bottle after a feeding - it can easily become contaminated with bacteria.

    Answer by ivansmom07 at 2:16 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Yeah, it says on each container how long you can leave it out, generally its one hour at room temp.

    My advice would be don't make such big bottles. Make it smaller, and then if she wants more make like, 2 ounces more for her, until such a time that she is regularly eating a certain amount.

    And I started Kaylee on rice cereal at 4 months. I used a mixture of 6 ounces of formula with 5 tablespoons of cereal.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • Read the formula can or box for storage info and expiration. As for feeding deaeal some people give it to baby in a bottle as young as 2 weeks old. As long as it is rice cereal you shouldnt have a problem with digestion.

    Answer by vbruno at 2:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

  • The absolute minimum for introducing cereal is 4 months old. However, each child is different and you really need to keep an eye on their head control and other reflexes. Here is a great article:

    During the first year of their life, babies get most, if not all, of their nutrition from formula/breastmilk. Solids are really just for practice. No need to hurry! =o)

    Answer by ivansmom07 at 2:49 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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