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Old 07-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Do you need one? I bf my boys and never used one, but we are fostering a newborn and I'm not sure if I should be using one for his bottles. In case it matters, we wash the bottles & nipples in the dishwasher.

Eta: any tips on bottle feeding would be greatly appreciated. For example, I've been browsing this forum and read on a post that I shouldn't be shaking the bottle to mix the formula. What is the best way to go about mixing it? And when do I change nipple speeds?

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No, you don't need one. Dishwasher is fine or you can soak them in the hottest water with some dawn and scrub well.

Nipple speed varies according to opinion. Slower is better than fast, some people never change speed and others like me adjust as they get older. I use dr browns bottles and they have higher flow nipples every 3 mo, so at 3, 6, and 9 mo we switch. With DS1 we never went past the third size. No particular reason, I think we just got sick of buying new nipples.
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No, you don't need one. Dishwasher is fine or you can soak them in the hottest water with some dawn and scrub well.

Nipple speed varies according to opinion. Slower is better than fast, some people never change speed and others like me adjust as they get older. I use dr browns bottles and they have higher flow nipples every 3 mo, so at 3, 6, and 9 mo we switch. With DS1 we never went past the third size. No particular reason, I think we just got sick of buying new nipples.
Thanks! I'll take the sterilizer back

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Re: Bottle sterilizer

There isn't an underlying medical issue, is there? If baby has one, I'd use a sterilizer. Otherwise, hot soapy water is just fine.
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There isn't an underlying medical issue, is there? If baby has one, I'd use a sterilizer. Otherwise, hot soapy water is just fine.
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