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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?

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innostrantsa
Oct. 16th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
Not true from my very limited experience helping care for the extremely small. I remember that new bottles were sterilized, along with any nipples, and then liners or hot water/soap were used, thereafter.



edited, as I forgot a clarifying word

Edited at 2012-10-16 07:40 am (UTC)
owlfish
Oct. 16th, 2012 09:21 am (UTC)
Whereas we're sterilizing on a nearly daily basis (not just on first purchasing) since it's what we're "supposed" to do - but then, as I realized from the above thread, dishwashers largely take the place of sterilizers in the US. Here, they're not standard-issue since the average kitchen size is smaller.
innostrantsa
Oct. 16th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
*nods* That's... yes, completely sensible, should have remembered that (comparative kitchen sizes.)

Further time to think reminds me that nipples were more frequently sterilized than bottles, usually via boiling water. I don't think too many of the new parents I knew, growing up, could afford a sterilizer.