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Doctor insights on: Bottle Drying Rack

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Should I sterilize these bottles?

Should I sterilize these bottles?

Yes: Sterilize all new bottles, rings and nipples at least 5 minutes, you can not assume they are sterile or clean when you purchase them. Also, depending where you live it might be necessary, if you drink well water for instance. ...Read more

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Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

No: Bottled water is generally safe, but excessive usage may be harmful for our environment. Buy a reusable bottle! ...Read more

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Are bottle fed babies just as healthy?

Are bottle fed babies just as healthy?

Unfortunately NO: Breastmilk is nature's perfect food for babies; formula is not nearly as good. Breastfed babies have better immune function (less infections), less chance of dying in their first year, lower risk of allergies, Type 1 diabetes and obesity and better cognitive development. Moms who breast feed lose more weight, have less depression & breast cancer! PLEASE BREASTFEED! See http://tinyurl.com/o85tl7j ...Read more

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What happensif I empty a bottle of whisky in 5-10 minutes?

What happensif I empty a bottle of whisky in 5-10 minutes?

Very dangerous: A fifth or quart of bourbon, scotch, rye, taken that quickly would be lethal for most people, and certainly harmful to anyone else. It would suppress the breathing center and the blood pressure center of the brain. ...Read more

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Tap or bottled water? Which is healthier: tap or bottled water?

Tap or bottled water? Which is healthier: tap or bottled water?

Neither: Tap water in virtually all parts of the country is safe to drink. If you have a well or spring, and your water has not been tested, then you should submit a sample for testing, but all city water is tested to make sure it is safe to drink. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is all bottled water healthy for you?

Probably neutral: Bottled water is advertised as if it is somehow healthier than tap water and contains less impurities. Most municipal water is pure enough and in testing frequently is more pure than is bottled water. And much of what is in bottled water is tap water. So use bottled water for the convenience but not for any alleged health effects. ...Read more

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What is bottle rot?

What is bottle rot?

Bottle Rot: is significant tooth decay in toddlers/ young children (can be associated with what child drinks from bottle -especially when it is propped). ...Read more

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How do I stop the bottle?

Throw them out: The easiest way to eliminate bottles is to simply get rid of them. Babies are creatures of habit and most will not change without having it changed for them. Many babies will take juice or water in sippies but simply refuse milk unless its in a bottle because its their habit. If a baby can use a sippy, eliminate bottles and only give milk in sippies. Most babies will transition in a few days. ...Read more

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When should I stop the bottle?

When should I stop the bottle?

Start by 12 months: Start offering small amounts of water and breast milk or formula in a cup between 9 and 12 months of age. Then start working on weaning from the bottle at 12 months. Toddlers should be off the bottle completely between 15-18 months of age. The older a child gets, the harder it is for them emotionally, so it's best to start early. ...Read more

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