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What You Need to Know About Plastic Baby Bottles

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Using Plastic Bottles: Best Practices


Whether or not BPA turns out to be harmful, one point everyone agrees upon is that heating the bottle is theoretically the only way the substance will leach from the plastic into your baby's formula. In fact, heating the liquid to boiling is generally recognized as necessary for this process to occur, and you would never want to boil your baby's formula. Most formulas need only to be warmed to room temperature - make sure you read the manufacturer's directions. If heating is not necessary, but your baby is used to warmed bottles, try using a bottle warmer, or simply run the bottle under warm (not hot) tap water. One more word of caution: The microwave can heat formula unevenly, creating scalding pockets of formula or milk. It's best not to use the microwave.

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