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    Default Is there a way to store formula out of a tin?

    Hi all,

    I am sticking up on things leading to baby #2's birth. I am wanting to have formula on hand (I'll grab some on sale) but the only formula I want to buy is bellamy's. (It's also the only one DD took whilst being BF)

    What I want to know is if there's a way to store the formula so it will last longer than 4 weeks? Can I divide it between serves and store it in ziplock bags in the freezer or something??

    I wish they came in sachets!

    Thanks in advance for any replies

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    My MIL suggested freezing it. I've certainly done it with powder for lambs milk and it lasted a whole year. Not sure whether it affects the taste/quality though.

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    Hi there! I have been told by Bellamy's (both on the phone and by email!) that their formula can be frozen. They recommend to store it in an airtight container and then use it straight from the freezer.

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    It lasts 4 weeks from when you open the tin but has a 2 year life or something unopened. The tin I bought this week expires in 2016. Just don't open the tin?

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    If your stocking up youll still only be using 1 tin at a time? Why cant the rest stay in the pantry or similar in the tins unopened?

    Or am I missing something? Its been 4 years since I bought formula do they not come in sealed tins anymore with long shelf life?

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    I think the OP means she will only be using a bit, to mix feed if necessary? Thats what I assumed reading this, so not using enough to go through a full tin in 4 weeks...

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    Thanks the first two got what I was saying I musnt have been clear in my OP, what I wanted to know in more detail is; I plan to breastfeed mostly but usually cannot pump enough to last an hour away from baby etc, so I want a back up of formula, but I doubt I'd use a tin in 4 weeks, as I plan to use it very sparingly. As bellamys was the best for DD I want to buy a tin now and have it in the cupboard, but if I need just the one or two feeds out of it I don't want to waste the rest of the tin.

    Geddit?

    I suck at explaining, peanutmonkey said what I wanted to in one sentence, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJones&Me View Post
    Thanks the first two got what I was saying I musnt have been clear in my OP, what I wanted to know in more detail is; I plan to breastfeed mostly but usually cannot pump enough to last an hour away from baby etc, so I want a back up of formula, but I doubt I'd use a tin in 4 weeks, as I plan to use it very sparingly. As bellamys was the best for DD I want to buy a tin now and have it in the cupboard, but if I need just the one or two feeds out of it I don't want to waste the rest of the tin.

    Geddit?
    Lol. YES! Now I do. Sorry op. I figured you were just going to stock up buying it on special much like you do with nappies ect. Sorry again. But yes apparently you can freeze it zip lock bags!

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