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scot04 Mon 05-Nov-12 01:29:04

that you can keep breast milk in fridge for 3 days yet formula has to be made up and used immediately. (Even though 8 years ago it was ok to make up formula in advance.)
Could this be an underhand way to make bottle feeding more difficult or am I too cynical?
Incidently I am breastfeeding at the moment.

SirBoobAlot Mon 05-Nov-12 01:48:11

It wasn't okay then, we just know more now.

Why on earth would it be an underhand way to make bottle feeding more difficult? Yes, educated and knowing better is there just to make life awkward hmm

Breast milk is a natural substance. Formula is created and not sterile.

izzywizzyisbizzy Mon 05-Nov-12 01:49:31

Its not wierd, its because breast milk is natural and full of anti bodies and natural bacteria.

BooyhooRemembering Mon 05-Nov-12 01:52:08

yes because formula manufacturers want their product to be harder to use so people wont buy it hmm

or maybe they just want the babies to be safe? lawsuits aren't good publicity.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 05-Nov-12 02:23:25

I haven't heard of a lot of babies dying of food poisoning after BM. They do sometimes after badly prepared or stored F. Could that be why? Also, BM is made in my breasts, on the spot as it were. F is made in a factory then shipped to shops, then sits on a shelf, then comes to my house, then is made up. I want to make sure it is safe.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 05-Nov-12 02:56:05

Or maybe they want it to run out quicker so you buy more? wink

Purplehonesty Mon 05-Nov-12 02:58:37

I thought current advice was 24hours in fridge for bm?

BooyhooRemembering Mon 05-Nov-12 03:33:42

whether you are making it up in advance and storing it in the fridge or making it up and using it straight away you're still using the same amount. how would it benefit the manufacturer?

SirBoobAlot Mon 05-Nov-12 08:20:42

Purple, three days at the back of the fridge smile BFN leaflet on storing breast milk.

Ithinkitsjustme Mon 05-Nov-12 08:45:09

20 years ago I thought the advice was to use formula immediately - I obviously missed the bit where you could make it in advance grin, and as for storing breast milk, I could never express it in the first place. My best advice for using formula is to take a bottle of boiling water out with you and the measured powder seperately, by the time you come to make it up the water will be the right temperature (or just buy a small carton), does anyone know why they stopped making the individual portions of powder? They were great.

MyLastDuchess Mon 05-Nov-12 08:53:13

Breast milk is 'live', that's the difference.

SirBoobAlot Mon 05-Nov-12 08:56:41

Probably because it encouraged people to mix it with cold water, Ithink sad

BooyhooRemembering Mon 05-Nov-12 10:45:09

"My best advice for using formula is to take a bottle of boiling water out with you and the measured powder seperately, by the time you come to make it up the water will be the right temperature "

do you mean the right temperature to sterilise the powder or the right temperature to feed the baby? am i right in thinking that feeding temperature wouldn't be hot enough to sterilise it?

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