How to Clean, Sanitize, and Store Infant Feeding Items

baby bottles

Follow these steps for cleaning your infant’s feeding items to help prevent germs from contaminating the milk you feed your baby. If your baby is hospitalized, follow your health care provider’s instructions for cleaning infant feeding items.

What are infant feeding items?

Infant feeding items include bottles and the nipples, rings, and caps that go with them.  Certain bottles also may include valves or membranes. Some infants may be fed with a syringe, medicine cup, spoon, or supplemental nursing system. 

Page last reviewed: October 26, 2020