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What are some tips on caring for baby bottles?

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  • Never store breast milk or formula in plastic bottles. Pour it into the bottle just before your baby is ready to eat. Throw out anything that is left over.
  • Don't use hot water or a harsh cleaner on polycarbonate bottles, because this can cause the plastic to break down more quickly. Instead, use a gentle cleaner and warm water.
  • Replace any glass bottles that have cracks or chips in them.

From: Glass vs. Plastic Baby Bottles WebMD Medical Reference

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Environment California Research and Policy Center: "Toxic Baby Bottles."

WebMD Health News: "FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles."

Prins, G. 2008. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology,

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "NTP Brief on Bisphenol A."

Newbold, R 2007. Reproductive Toxicology,

Children's Health Environmental Coalition: "Chemical Profile bisphenol-A."

Statement from Norris Alderson, PhD, Associate Commissioner for Science, Food and Drug Administration, Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety, United States Senate, May 14, 2008.

Environmental Working Group: "EWG's Guide to Infant Formula and Baby Bottles: Guide to Baby-Safe Bottles & Formula."

FDA: "FDA Regulations No Longer Authorize the Use of BPA in Infant Formula Packaging Based on Abandonment; Decision Not Based on Safety," July 11, 2013.

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Environment California Research and Policy Center: "Toxic Baby Bottles."

WebMD Health News: "FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles."

Prins, G. 2008. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology,

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "NTP Brief on Bisphenol A."

Newbold, R 2007. Reproductive Toxicology,

Children's Health Environmental Coalition: "Chemical Profile bisphenol-A."

Statement from Norris Alderson, PhD, Associate Commissioner for Science, Food and Drug Administration, Before the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety, United States Senate, May 14, 2008.

Environmental Working Group: "EWG's Guide to Infant Formula and Baby Bottles: Guide to Baby-Safe Bottles & Formula."

FDA: "FDA Regulations No Longer Authorize the Use of BPA in Infant Formula Packaging Based on Abandonment; Decision Not Based on Safety," July 11, 2013.

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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