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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 IN THE DISHWASHER (IF DISHWASHER-SAFE)

  1. Take Apart
  2. Rinse
  3. Wash – If possible, run the dishwasher using hot water and a heated drying cycle (or sanitizing setting); this can help kill more germs.
  4. Remove from dishwasher.
  5. Air-dry thoroughly before storing.
    Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention