New Bern, NC
A 33-year-old male asked:
can bacteria grow inside the filter of a baby's bottle if not was with soap?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: It is important to thoroughly clean all parts of your baby's bottle. Use dish detergent and rinse thoroughly by hand- an automated dishwasher is another way to clean the bottle parts. Make sure you take the bottle completely apart before cleaning. Also throw out bottle contents if more than a hour old.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2013
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