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Should I sterilize these bottles?

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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In general this is not necessary.

In brief: No

In general this is not necessary.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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