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Specialist criticism; bottle feeding

The box was labeled "Duplicate SF Criticism". That's a very specific area of study indeed.

Someone I met at lunch today claims that US practice with respect to baby bottles doesn't involve sterilizing them. True/False?


Oct. 16th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
In my experience false, for two reasons.

1) The bottle of choice for the families I've sat for has been the playtex one where you use a new liner for each serving of milk/formula.

2) Dishwashers are hot enough that they sterilize bottles.

I can't speak for people who use different bottles and/or don't have dishwashers.
Oct. 16th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Seconding the dishwasher. The next step up from that seems like an autoclave, and I don't know anyone who's got one.
Oct. 16th, 2012 09:19 am (UTC)
It'll be the lack of dishwashers as standard kitchen equipment then which is why sterilization on a daily or weekly basis is the norm here.