A dishwasher with a water temperature of at least 180?F (82?C) will adequately sterilize bottles and accessories. If not using a dishwasher, try
the following sterilization process. (Sterilize six bottles, or a daily supply,
at one time.)
- After a feeding, thoroughly rinse the bottle and nipple under warm water and
leave them on a clean towel by the sink, ready for your next sterilizing
- Wash all the equipment in hot soapy water, rinse thoroughly in hot water,
and remove the milk scum with a bottle brush.
- Pad the bottom of a large pan with a towel or dishcloth. Immerse open
bottles, nipples, and other equipment in the pan (place bottles on their side to
be sure that they are filled with the sterilizing water) and boil for ten
minutes with the pan covered. Allow to cool to room temperature while still
covered. Remove the bottles and nipples with tongs or a spoon and place the
bottles upside down on a clean towel with the nipples and caps alongside. Let
the equipment dry.