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How often should you change up your bottles and nipples?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: As your baby grows

Newborns generally are most comfortable with a slow flow nipple, but as they get older a faster flow nipple may be better. You can keep using the same bottles, as long as there are no cracks in them. Wash with hot soapy water after each use and sterilize at least once a week if using regularly.

In brief: As your baby grows

Newborns generally are most comfortable with a slow flow nipple, but as they get older a faster flow nipple may be better. You can keep using the same bottles, as long as there are no cracks in them. Wash with hot soapy water after each use and sterilize at least once a week if using regularly.
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Last a long time

Baby bottles last a long time.
They don't need to be recycled unless they are looking very old or are showing some surface cracks. Nipples can be thrown away (probably not recyclable) if they have lost the soft, smooth, flexible texture. Just keep bottles and nipples very clean, and they should last a long time.

In brief: Last a long time

Baby bottles last a long time.
They don't need to be recycled unless they are looking very old or are showing some surface cracks. Nipples can be thrown away (probably not recyclable) if they have lost the soft, smooth, flexible texture. Just keep bottles and nipples very clean, and they should last a long time.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Every feeding

Bottles and nipples should be washed in hot soapy water and dipped in boiling water or use dishwasher after each use.
After you open and use a bottle to feed, finish the feed within 1 hour and then wash the bottle and nipple before the next use. Reuse of bottles and nipples can lead to thrush, a yeast infection, of the infants lips, tongue and insides of cheeks causing white thick patches.

In brief: Every feeding

Bottles and nipples should be washed in hot soapy water and dipped in boiling water or use dishwasher after each use.
After you open and use a bottle to feed, finish the feed within 1 hour and then wash the bottle and nipple before the next use. Reuse of bottles and nipples can lead to thrush, a yeast infection, of the infants lips, tongue and insides of cheeks causing white thick patches.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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