What To Do With Leftover Formula Powder

Are you wondering what to do with leftover formula powder? Do you have a couple of tubs of opened formula powder that you do not want to toss because your baby does not want to drink them? Don’t worry this article is for you.

Some parents aren’t sure what to do with leftover formula powder because it’s expensive. Therefore, in this article, we will be sharing with you tips on what to do with leftover formula powder. Read On…

What To Do With Leftover Formula Powder? 10 Practical Tips To Try Out

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  1. You can give it to a friend, family friend, or colleague that would use it. But if there’s not that much leftover, keep a small amount in your diaper bag with a water bottle for an emergency.
  2. You can donate it to some local churches who would give it to someone in need of it.
  3. If the formula is still sealed, you can donate it to a food bank in your area. They won’t take it if it’s opened.
  4. If the formula is still sealed and it’s not expired, you can sell it on Ebay. Some used baby stores take the formula to sell also you might get a few dollars for it.
  5. You can donate it to the Health and Human resource department in your area. You can put a call to find out exactly which department could take it.
  6. You can still use it up. Try mixing it in her cereal or other things you would give her that requires milk.
  7. You can give it to your pediatrician at the hospital to offer to some needy families.
  8. Also, some animal shelters accept open cans to feed to kittens and puppies. Although, this depends on the shelter but worth trying! And for a good cause.
  9. Another great place to donate could be to a foster family with an infant.
  10. You can also try cooking with breast milk or leftover formula! This is another great technique to use up extra breast milk in your fridge or freezer before they go bad.

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Cooking Tips With Breast Milk Or Leftover Formula

Many working mothers find that their babies refuse the bottle when they’re away, so using recipes with breast milk may be a great way to make sure they still get Mommy’s milk in their tummies. The following must be put into consideration when cooking with breast milk or formula

  1. The storage state of breast milk must be strictly examined. Generally, at room temperature breast milk is good for 6 hours, in the fridge, it’s good for 6 days, while in the freezer it’s good for 6 months.
  2. Breast milk from the fridge can be taken to room temperature and used or placed in a bowl of warm water. Also, you can thaw and use frozen breast milk.
  3. Thawed breast milk cannot be re-frozen.
  4. Thaw the frozen food first and, and then add the breast milk if you’d like to use breast milk as a thinning agent.
  5. Reheating your breast milk should is okay in most cases but some mothers find that it can make the milk smell unpleasant.
  6. Breast milk can be thinner than the usual full fat cow’s milk, this can affect the structure of your dish.
  7. If you’re using a formula, don’t keep it for more than 2 hours at room temperature and more than 24 hours in the fridge. Do not freeze formula and if it’s been more than one hour since your baby first started using it, throw away the rest.
  8. The formula may be sweeter than breast milk, so adjust the recipe accordingly.
  9. Ensure you always take care to sterilize all the equipment used to prepare baby’s food, whether using formula or breast milk.
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Some Baby Recipes You Can Make With Breast Milk Or Formula

What To Do With Leftover Formula Powder- Pancakes

  1. Breast Milk Pancakes – These pancakes from Daily Mom are easy to make and are ideal as finger foods or for baby-led weaning. While for infants, you can skip the baking powder.
  2. Breast Milk Butter -You’re probably thinking if it’s possible, well Yes! You can make butter from breast milk! This recipe is pretty simple. According to foods.com just pour in a jar and shake severally till you get butter! Spread on pancakes for baby to enjoy!
  3. Breast Milk Yogurt -Many Moms have tried making yogurt with breast milk, but for some reason, many moms have reported it being too runny. We hereby suggest you try this recipe from Hippie Inside and add a little formula mix to make it thicker before leaving to set. Add fruit puree for flavored yogurt.
  4. Breast Milk Banana Ice Cream -This can serve as a summer treat for baby! Fit Mommy Diaries guides you on how you can make breast milk ice cream where the milk and banana add the necessary sweetness and cinnamon give it an extra zing.
  5. Teething Popsicles -These popsicles from Fit Mommy Diaries are the best thing you can offer your teething baby to calm those sore gums! The cold is soothing to his gums and also your baby gets healthy nutrition at the same time.
  6. Breast Milk Smoothie – Okay, now this is something new! Grasping for Objectivity gives us a detailed account of how her daughter readily slurped up a breast milk smoothie made with frozen breast milk and peach puree. To do this you can use any fruit of your baby’s choice.
  7. Breast Milk Porridge -Porridge is one of the most common things on every baby’s menu, interestingly My Fussy Eater shows you how simple it is to make it extra healthy with breast milk for your baby. This tip uses 100% organic oatmeal for more nutrition.
  8. Breast Milk Chocolate Banana Custard – Do you like a dessert but don’t want it frozen, Try this chocolate banana custard from Baby Centre. Get permission from your doctor before using the chocolate; else stick to the banana. It’ll still taste great!
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Remember, in each recipe, you can replace breast milk for the same amount of infant formula just be sure to mix it properly according to package instructions.

Also, you can make a whole lot of non-food things with breast milk such as lotions, eczema creams, rash creams, nipple creams, and soaps. All these can also be made with breast milk! You can try them out if you are not contented with using breast milk in your baby’s food.

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We hope this article has provided you with great ideas on what to do with leftover formula powder. I’m confident it would make you feel good to know that you were helping someone less fortunate out. If you have any other suggestions we would love to hear it by dropping your comment or suggestion down below.