Question: Do you really have to sterilize baby bottles?

Sanitizing is particularly important when your baby is younger than 3 months, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system. Daily sanitizing of feeding items may not be necessary for older, healthy babies, if those items are cleaned carefully after each use.

What happens if you don’t sterilize baby bottles?

According to Fightbac.org, baby bottles that aren’t properly sterilized can be contaminated with hepatitis A or rotavirus. In fact, these germs can live on a surface for several weeks, which significantly increases the risk that your baby will get sick.

When can I stop sterilizing my babies bottles?

Once baby is older than 3 months, you can stop sterilizing their bottle regularly if they don’t have other health concerns. If your baby is a preemie: If your baby was born prematurely, sanitizing their bottles also helps protect their especially vulnerable immune system.

How do you sterilize baby bottles without steriliser?

Boiling is the simplest and most reliable way of sterilising your bottle-feeding equipment:

  1. Put the washed bottles, teats, rings and caps in a large pot.
  2. Fill the pot with water until everything is covered. …
  3. Put the pot on the stove and bring it to the boil.
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Do you need to sterilize breast pump after every use?

All breast pump parts that come in contact with breast milk, such as bottles, valves and breast shields, should be cleaned after each use. It is not possible to completely sterilize breast pump parts at home, even if you boil them. However, sterilization is not necessary to keep these parts safe and sanitary.

How do you sterilize Dr Brown bottles?

Fill the pot with enough water to cover all bottle parts to make sure the bottles don’t touch an exposed area of the pot. Bring the pot of water to a boil and boil for at least five minutes. Turn off the stove and let everything cool before removing. Let bottles and parts air dry.

What are self Sterilising bottles?

MAM Anti-Colic bottles now have a new self-sterilising feature, after just 3 minutes in the microwave they are ready to use – no need for a steriliser. Designed to reduce colic by up to 80%, the holes in the base of the bottle help to minimize colic symptoms by reducing the amount of air swallowed by baby.

How often should you sterilize breast pump parts?

For extra germ removal, sanitize pump parts at least once daily. Sanitizing is especially important if your baby is less than 3 months old, was born prematurely, or has a weakened immune system due to illness or medical treatment (such as chemotherapy for cancer).

Can I use breast pump twice without washing?

As an added benefit, keeping an extra set of pump parts at work can avert a potential crisis if you forget a crucial piece. Be lazy: Depending on your situation, you may be able to get by without washing your pump parts after each use. Pump and accessory wipes are a great time saver, but they can be expensive.

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Can you reuse pump parts without washing?

When you don’t have time to clean your pump parts in between pump sessions, place your pump parts—rinsed or not—in a large resealable zip-top plastic bag and stash in the fridge (along with your pumped breast milk), or in a cooler filled with ice or gel packs until your next pump session.