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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

A baby's environment is not sterile.
It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula.

In brief: Probably not

A baby's environment is not sterile.
It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Generally No

In the modern world with city water , sterilization is not needed.
Well water should be boiled.

In brief: Generally No

In the modern world with city water , sterilization is not needed.
Well water should be boiled.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

In cities with approved water supplies, sterilizing is overkill.
A good bottle brush to get it clean and normal soapy water like you use for your own dishes is adequate.

In brief: Depends

In cities with approved water supplies, sterilizing is overkill.
A good bottle brush to get it clean and normal soapy water like you use for your own dishes is adequate.
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