When our babies are little, it’s our natural instinct to want to do everything we can to protect them! So, where does that leave us with protecting them from germs and bacteria which might have made it onto their feeding equipment?!
Whether you breastfeed, formula feed, exclusively pump or combination feed, chances are you have questioned yourself over sterilising; what needs to be sterilised, how often and until when!
Why do we need to Sterilise?
Before we get into the detail of the ‘what, how and when’s’ of sterilising, it’s important to point out here that babies under 1 don’t have the same immune systems as us adults, or even older children. Milk residues can be a breeding ground for potentially harmful bacteria so sterilising your babies bottles and feeding equipment will help protect your baby from infections; particularly those which cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
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