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How to Clean, Sanitize, and Store Infant Feeding Items

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HOW TO CLEAN, SANITIZE, AND STORE INFANT FEEDING ITEMS

Follow these steps for cleaning your infant’s feeding items to help prevent germs from contaminating the milk you feed your baby.

WHAT ARE INFANT FEEDING ITEMS?
Infant feeding items include bottles and the nipples, rings, and caps that go with them. Certain bottles also may include valves or membranes. Some infants may be fed with a syringe, medicine cup, spoon, or supplemental nursing system.

CLEAN INFANT FEEDING ITEMS BY HAND

  1. Wash hands.
  2. Take apart.
  3. Rinse.
  4. Wash feeding items.
  5. Rinse again.
  6. Allow to air-dry before storing.
  7. Clean wash basin and bottle brush
    Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention