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What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

What is the best way to sterilize bottles and nipples?

Why ever?: This is a practice that dates back to a time when moms made formula from evaporated milk and had to boil the milk to make it digestible.City water supplies were also inconsistent. Today it is a waste of time unless you are unsure of your water.A good bottle brush, and hot soapy water will work well for both. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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What is the best way to clean bottles and pacifiers?

What is the best way to clean bottles and pacifiers?

Soap and Water: Hello, good old soap and water will do just fine. Sterilization is unnecessary unless your baby has thrush. Most bottles can be placed in the dishwasher and cleaned as well. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle nipple to buy?

What is the best bottle nipple to buy?

BPA Free: I would recommend bpa free bottles and nipples. As far as the shape, your baby will probably decide what she likes best. ...Read more

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What is the best and safest way to clean my ears?

What is the best and safest way to clean my ears?

Avoid any object: being inserted. use mineral oil drops to lossen build up or a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water. just let few drops run into ear, enjoy the bubble and then let it all run out and dry ear as needed outside the canal only ...Read more

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What is the best way to store breast milk?

What is the best way to store breast milk?

Frozen.: In a separate freezer compartment, not a freezer "box" inside a refrigerator. ...Read more

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What is the best bottle nipple to use?

What is the best bottle nipple to use?

Whichever works best: Use the nipple that your baby feels most comfortable feeding with regardless of age. I recommend silicone nipples. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

What is the best way to wean my baby off of bottles?

Depends on the age: If a baby is old enough to sip from a cup, he can drink his milk or water from a regular cup (with help) or from a sippy cup that has a lid. At this age (usually 20-24 months), the parent can have one talk with the child about the bottles going "bye-bye", and make all the bottles in the home disappear overnight. The important thing is to judge when the baby is truly able to drink from a cup. ...Read more

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What is the best and easiest way to clean your pores:)?

What is the best and easiest way to clean your pores:)?

Start with Topicals.: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications. These are found in most over the counter preparations and are safe as the concentrations have been tested thoroughly. Sometimes higher strength formulations with antibiotics need to be prescribed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean ears?

What is the best way to clean ears?

Irrigate in shower: I like my patients to use a bulb syringe in the shower with warm soapy water and gently irrigate the ear canals until the wax comes out. Sometime using something like debrox before will make the wax softer and increase success. ...Read more

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What is the best way to store breast milk I have pumped?

What is the best way to store breast milk I have pumped?

Fridge or freezer: Breastmilk can be stored in the refrigerator for several days and in the freezer for 3-4 months. The white blood cells in the milk die in the freezer lessening the milk's anti-infective properties slightly so if you're pumping at work for the next day's use, store the milk in sterile bags or bottles in the fridge. But if you're not sure when it will get used it's best to store it in the freezer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

Lanolin: Exposure to air to "toughen" the sensitive skin and lanolin cream for soothing relief are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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What is the best and easiest way to get water out of my puffy face?

What is the best and easiest way to get water out of my puffy face?

Stand and cut salt: Stand up. The fluid will drain out of your puffy face and create puffy ankles. To solve the problem more satisfactorily, cut down on the amount of sodium you eat. Excess fluid is due to excess salt. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my vagina daily?

What is the best way to clean my vagina daily?

Vagina self cleans: Your vagina cleans itself through natural secretions. Douching is not recommended, as it washes away 'good' bacteria, protective secretions and changes the ph, thus making it easier to develop irritations and infection. Wash the vulva or outer genitalia with a washcloth and mild cleanser. ...Read more

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What is the best way to unlatch my baby?

What is the best way to unlatch my baby?

Break the seal!: Gently press your finger between the baby's mouth and your nipple and push down on your breast to create a break in the seal - the vacuum - that the baby's suckling is creating. Once the seal on their little oral vacuum is broken, they'll come right off! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my baby's toys?

What is the best way to clean my baby's toys?

Soap and water: Soap and water is all you need unless the toys are contaminated with stool or other infectious material. ...Read more

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What is the best way to sterilize tweezers?

What is the best way to sterilize tweezers?

Boiling water: Very carefully place in boiling water for a few minutes, then remove and let cool completely, another option is rubbing alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean your ears out (besides using cotton buds)?

What is the best way to clean your ears out (besides using cotton buds)?

Ear cleaning: as long as there are no other symptoms than wax in the ears they can be cleaned at home. I would see a physician if you had pain , found discharge or any other symptoms. Having said that there are multiple over-the-counter ear wax removal kits available Most of them employ some sort of peroxide drop and a saline flush. Check with your local drugstore for an ear wax removal kit such as Clear Canal ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean the changing table?

What is the best way to clean the changing table?

Clean every time: There is cheap, there is easy and there is cheap and effective. Clean every time you use the table - most important! the antimicrobial wipes are effective and easy, but cost the most. You can use a solution of simple bleach diluted 1:1 with water, this makes a great cleaner. If you use this as a spray, though, or any spray cleaner, make sure baby is far from the aerosol when you spray! ...Read more

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