what's hot around the web

you asked...

Q&A: Do I need to sterilize?

Do I have to sterilize my bottles and/or nipples?

Re: Do I have to sterilize my bottles and/or nipples?

The Bump Expert

If baby is healthy and at home (not sick or in the hospital), there's no need to sterilize her bottles or nipples. Washing them in hot, soapy water or a dishwasher before each use will do just fine.

However, if you're pumping for a baby that is in the hospital, most doctors will recommend sterilizing her feeding equipment. Ask your hospital for their specific milk storage guidelines for your baby's special needs.

Erin van Vuuren