Sterilising baby bottles
See how to sterilise a bottle
Whether you are using bottles to store expressed breast milk, or for feeding formula milk, sterilising your baby’s bottles and teats is an essential part of your feeding routine. As your baby’s immune system is still developing, it’s vital that all feeding equipment is kept clean and sterile to help reduce the chance of infection.
Watch this short video for a step-by-step guide on how to clean and sterilise baby bottles correctly.
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Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a varied, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. The social and financial implications of using an infant formula should be considered. Improper use of an infant formula or inappropriate foods or feeding methods may present a health hazard. If you use an infant formula, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for use carefully – failure to follow the instructions may make your baby ill. Always consult your doctor, midwife or health visitor for advice about feeding your baby.