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Microwaving PLASTIC baby bottles jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
11th May '13

So I am trying to get my frien to understand that microwaving plastic baby bottles is dangerous not only for hot spots but for "chemical reasons" too. She asked me of her mom was correct when she told her ot could be harmful to her baby. She cannot recal of they re BPA free or not but told me they were $1 at Walmart. Can anyone send me a link to some factual information regarding this? TIA. (I told her to warm her bottle up in a bowl of warm water and she told me she thought that idea was ridiculous)

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
11th May '13

There should be warnings ON the bottle that it's not safe to microwave.

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
11th May '13

Usually it just takes some common sense. Lol

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
11th May '13

why is she warming them to begin with... you know you don't have to unless you start it and they get accustomed to it. Babies drink room temp formula or expressed breast milk and cold formula and breastmilk without issue unless the parent starts heating it.

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
11th May '13

Not sure. That's the only way my daughter would drink bottles though. Warm. She would rather starve than drink cold formula

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
11th May '13
Quoting jen black:" So I am trying to get my frien to understand that microwaving plastic baby bottles is dangerous not only ... [snip!] ... this? TIA. (I told her to warm her bottle up in a bowl of warm water and she told me she thought that idea was ridiculous)"



is it breast milk or formula?

babies dont' HAVE to have warm milk. many will drink it cool. formula.. she can make with warm tap water...

breast milk... microwaving not only makes hot spots.. it kills off the good antibodies

jen black 2 kids; California 1119 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" is it breast milk or formula? babies dont' HAVE to have warm milk. many will drink it cool. formula.. ... [snip!] ... she can make with warm tap water... breast milk... microwaving not only makes hot spots.. it kills off the good antibodies"</blockquote>




It's enfamil prosobee formula.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th May '13

I always warmed the water up in the bottle then mixed in the formula never had any issues. Pretty sure all bottles are BPA free.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
11th May '13

I warm my son's milk at bedtime. We use the bpa free Walmart cheapies too. I think there's worse things to freak out about. But that's just me.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16052 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya (23weeks):</b>" why is she warming them to begin with... you know you don't have to unless you start it and they get ... [snip!] ... room temp formula or expressed breast milk and cold formula and breastmilk without issue unless the parent starts heating it. "</blockquote>




I was told to warm for both my kids due to reflux. They said it would sit better and cause less spitup. I don't know if that's true or not though.

Tara plus 2.5:) Due October 10; 34 kids; Missouri 2770 posts
11th May '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I warm my son's milk at bedtime. We use the bpa free Walmart cheapies too. I think there's worse things to freak out about. But that's just me."


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nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
11th May '13
Quoting jen black:" Not sure. That's the only way my daughter would drink bottles though. Warm. She would rather starve than drink cold formula"


but it wasn't warmed in the hospital i would guess and she drank it. you conditioned her to only take it warm. If you don't warm it to start with then they won't care later

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
11th May '13
Quoting BunnyGirl19:" <blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya (23weeks):</b>" why is she warming them to begin with... ... [snip!] ... for both my kids due to reflux. They said it would sit better and cause less spitup. I don't know if that's true or not though."


not at all true - why would that help? makes no logical sense at all. If you have reflux as an adult do warm foods sit better then cold - I would guess no, probably the opposite is true actually. both mine had silent reflux and we were never told anything about temperature of the milk (my son was EBF so perfect temp from the tap and it made NO difference)

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 71804 posts
11th May '13

$1 bottles? :shock: crap, I wish we had cheap bottles like that here, my dds bottles are $15 EACH.



Meh, I've always warmed both of my kids bottles, not in the microwave though, that's just lazy.

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
11th May '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" I warm my son's milk at bedtime. We use the bpa free Walmart cheapies too. I think there's worse things to freak out about. But that's just me."


Worse things than cancer and heart problems? I was laid back about some things when my son was a newborn but in my opinion BPA is far from "some little thing not to worry about". Even more so if you have a boy, it can really mess up the hormones.