Sterilizing feeding equipment to protect your baby

Sterilizing feeding equipment to protect your baby

How to clean your baby’s bottles and nipples safely

Lucille Beseler, RDN

Is co-author of Nurturing with Nutrition and a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing over 100,000 Nutrition professionals, while also active as a clinical dietitian in South Florida.

Article in collaboration with: Melanie Bazarte, PhD

Bottles, nipples, rings, and caps should be sterilized before adding formula until your baby is 5 or 6 months old by: 

  • Boiling all items in a pot of water on the stove for ten minutes and cooling 


  • Running items through dishwasher on complete or rinse cycle
Sterilizing feeding equipment

Adapted from Nurturing with Nutrition by Dr. Melanie Bezarte and Lucille Beseler, RDN

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