Can I Use it Expired Formula and Baby Rice Cereal and Food
Expired Baby Food
I am a Mom of five children, two of whom are twins that are 9 months old. Through having five babies at various time in my life, I've had many occasions where I've had expired formula or baby food. I've wondered "Is it OK to use it." Supposedly canned food is OK past it's expiration date. Even some dry goods and jarred foods are OK to eat past the expiration dates. So I contacted Gerber and asked them. I was told that baby food is still good past the expiration date, but it loses it's nutritional value if given to your baby past the expiration. To me, that was a no because the whole point of giving them jarred baby food is to get the nutrition of the fruit or vegetables.
Is Expired Baby Formula OK to Give to my Baby
When I asked Gerber if expired baby formula or rice cereal was OK to give to a baby past the expiration date they said, "No." Because formula/milk is the foundation of a baby's diet, you don't want to minimize any chance of the key vitamins and minerals a baby needs for proper development.
Gerber did say rice cereal was OK to be used after the expiration date, but I told the same thing as the jarred food. "It loses it's nutritional value after the expiration date." I've bought rice cereal that was close to being expired, the difference of a couple months and it didn't even smell good. After I mixed it with liquid it smelt even worse. I threw it out.
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