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    Well, she didn't say how long in the fridge they were good for, but we never re-sterilised the bottles after 24 hours in the fridge and it didn't seem my daughter has any problems from using those bottles.

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    sought advice from nurses, mid wives, health consultants and doctors - was told its best in the fridge and what we also do is to put the assembled bottles in a dedicated box , and then put it inside the fridge. That way you separate your food from the bottles - unless you have a dedicated fridge for bub's bottles, that is.

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    How long do you put the bottles in the fridge normally. I got loads of bottles and only us one a day...Do I really have to sterilized them everyday? Obsessive no?

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    I seem to recall our health visitor/lactation consultant told us to re-sterilise them after 24 hours. Refrigeration slows down bacterial growth, but doesn't eliminate it all together so it makes sense that you would need to re-sterilise them after a certain period.

    Having said that if you are going to be away for 24 hours, I don't think it will make too much difference if the bottle was sterilised a bit more than 24 hours previously, eg 4 or 5 hours more.
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    When do you stop sterilize the bottles? my son is almost 4 months now.

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    hmmm, advice I have been given ( or rather, what I notice other moms do) is u can stop sterilizing after 1 year old ....

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    I sterilised until 12 months with my eldest. But Yvonne Heavyside (Health Visitor who runs groups at the Matilda) says just 'till 6 months. This is the recommendation in the UK too. I'm thinking 2nd time round I might quit sterilising at 6 months. What do others do?

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    How about breast pump parts? (I usually sterilize both bottle and pump parts at the same time and then store them together). In which case should I keep them in the fridge as well after sterilizing?

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