If you are the parent of one of those easy kids who will drink formula at room temperature or cold, consider yourself lucky!
There is no magic temperature at which to serve formula, so it is really trial and error to see how your baby prefers it. Some mothers who are both breastfeeding and formula feeding serve the former right from the breast (warm) and the latter right from the fridge (cold) without any difficulty. For most babies, right around room temperature or slightly warmer is preferred.
Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, August 2019
I have a friend who had two babies who drank their formula cold and only cold! Lucky her. I tried cold breast milk once and it didn’t go over very well so never tried it again with either child.
I just took an 11 hour road trip with a 3 year old and a 9 month old. My 9 month old refuses to drink milk at room temperature. I think I have spoiled her by making it so warm for her all of the time. Let’s just say this made for a difficult road trip and one unhappy baby. 🙁