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Cold milk for newborn?

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Sandra2011 Mon 08-Aug-11 13:24:00

My friend said she's been feeding fridge cold ready to feed milk for her twins.

Is this suitable for a newborn?

I always used to make milk room temperature.

dizzy77 Mon 08-Aug-11 13:44:38

Don't know if it's unsuitable (will wait for someone more knowledgeable to discuss risks) but we've been doing the same: we started to see whether DS would take it, he did, so we've continued. I feel slightly better about it as we are usually making up a couple of bottles in advance (taking a risk I know, but doing so according to DoH guidelines), and so in doing so reducing chances of bacterial growth on bringing the bottle to room/body temperature.

narmada Mon 08-Aug-11 13:49:44

It's fine - if they'll take it, save yourself a lot of bother with heating it up. However, it does need to be made up with very hot water and rapidly cooled and placed in the fridge straight away. Making up with boiled then chilled water from the fridge is not safe as baby formula can be contaminated with dangerous bacteria: it needs to be in contact with hot (70 deg c plus) water to kill the bacteria at some point.

Sandra2011 Mon 08-Aug-11 14:17:30

My friend is not using powder milk, she uses the ready to feed milk.

fraktious Mon 08-Aug-11 14:25:56

It's fine if the baby will take it. It might become a PITA layer if she needs to make a bottle in a hurry because cooling to room temp from 70C is much more feasible than cooling to fridge temp!

wigglesrock Mon 08-Aug-11 15:47:50

No, that's fine. I've done it and there's no issue especially if its ready to use formula.

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