How to Sterilize Baby Bottles in 9 Easy Steps
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“My baby is 2 months old and I need to return to work next week. I am planning on pumping at work. My mother-in-law will bottle feed my milk while I am gone. Do I need to sterilize his bottles?”
It is recommended that you sterilize baby bottles, nipples, rings and lids until your baby is 4 months old. Around that age, you will notice him start to pick up objects and put them in his mouth; you can then discontinue sterilizing.
See below for photos and descriptions of how to sterilize.
Other posts you may find helpful: Pumping Breast Milk – Everything You Need to Know! and How to Safely Store Your Breast Milk.
1. Before you begin, wash your hands with soap and warm water.
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