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    Health Rules You Can Bend - Baby Bottles

    WebMD health feature series: 12 health rules you can bend.
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    Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

    6. Sterilize baby bottle nipples and pacifiers.

    The water supply of most U.S. cities is very safe, so it’s no longer necessary to worry about babies contracting illnesses from the water supply.

    The only exception is if a family gets its water from a well or other source, says Dennis Woo, MD, a pediatrician at the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital.

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    Reviewed on April 06, 2010

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