Sip. The 1 hour rule applies to BM or formula that the baby has already touched. If the baby drinks from a bottle, their saliva causes bacteria to get into it. You can store unused BM and formula in your fridge for way longer.
Similarly, do you have to throw out formula after an hour? Formula that is sitting out at room temperature must be thrown away after 1 hour. If it is in the refrigerator, pre-mixed formula (also called ready-to-feed formula) that is opened must be thrown out after 48 hours. If your baby does not drink all the formula within one hour, throw it out.
Additionally, can Formula sit out for 2 hours?
Use Quickly or Store Safely Prepared infant formula can spoil if it is left out at room temperature. Use prepared infant formula within 2 hours of preparation and within one hour from when feeding begins.
Can Cold Formula upset babys stomach?
Sure, it would be great to grab a warm bottle from your diaper bag and feed your baby, but prepared formula is completely unsafe after two hours at room temperature. Using an ice pack will keep the prepared formula safe for consumption. It will just need to be safely heated up — babies do not like cold milk!