Baby Bottle Basics
7 common Q&As about bottle feeding your baby
Do Baby Bottles Need to Be Sterilized Each Time Before Use?
Yes. To sterilize bottles, boil parts for 10 minutes in a pot of water or run them through the dishwasher using water that’s 180 degrees or hotter.
And how long is a baby bottle actually considered sterile? According Dr. James Sears, a board-certified pediatrician, coauthor of The Baby Book and medical advisor to Lansinoh Laboratories, you should take care to store the bottle in a clean place (i.e. away from grease spatters, a smoky oven, etc.) and use it within a couple of days.
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