How long can I safely store cans of formula?
If the can of formula is unopened, look for the expiration date on its top or bottom . You can feel confident storing unopened cans at room temperature and using the formula up to that date.
After opening a can of powdered formula, cover and store the can in a cool, dry place. Use any remaining powder in the can within one month. Avoid extreme storage temperatures.
After opening a can of liquid concentrate or ready-to-feed formula, cover the can and store it in the refrigerator. Use it within 48 hours.
After you prepare concentrate or powdered formula, use it immediately. Or refrigerate the formula, and feed it to Baby within 24 hours. Remember never to leave formula at room temperature for too long. Be sure to refrigerate the formula, or feed it within one hour. After feeding, discard any formula left in the bottle.
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