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A 26-year-old female asked about a female:

How often sterilize baby bottles?. and can i wash them with soap? what kind? baby is almost 6 weeks old. btw tap water where i live is not so clean.

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Pasteurization: all bacteria are killed if you steam them for 10 minutes. Don;t use an antibacterial soap. That causes rash in many people and is completely unnecessary
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Provided original answer
Always sterilize the bottles. they may be stored filled in the refrigerator for many days.
Nov 19, 2015
Last updated Nov 19, 2015

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