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TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22959 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" Worse things than cancer and heart problems? I was laid back about some things when my son was a newborn ... [snip!] ... 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."</blockquote>




There is absolutely no proof about this. This is another whim.

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
11th May '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" Worse things than cancer and ... [snip!] ... it can really mess up the hormones."</blockquote> There is absolutely no proof about this. This is another whim."


I personally wouldn't want to risk using anything that the FDA warns against. For me, it was worth it to spend a few extra dollars and to never microwave bottles.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22959 posts
11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:</b>" I personally wouldn't want to risk using anything that the FDA warns against. For me, it was worth it to spend a few extra dollars and to never microwave bottles. "</blockquote>




I avoided them too as a "just in case," but we now know that there was no real science behind the issue.
As others have said, THIS parenting shortcut isn't one to just knickers in a twist about.

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
11th May '13

All bottles are BPA free now. The only issue with using a microwave to heat them is that it heats the formula or breast milk unevenly which can lead to burns. If you use a little common sense though, it's not a big deal. I agree however that babies only want it when they're sed to it. I wasted so much time using a bottle warmer with my first because that's what everyone told me to do. With this baby, I just kept the water room temp that I make his bottles with and it doesn't bother him at all. Even cold, he eats it just as well.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:" Worse things than cancer and heart problems? I was laid back about some things when my son was a newborn ... [snip!] ... 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."


Did you miss the BPA FREE part? Or are you just trying to be an ass? And they say everything "gives you cancer" from water, to air, to food. So do you want me to put him in a bubble with pure oxygen and put him on a pure enhanced saline drip with liquid nutrients? Wait, no, that'd have plastic. Guess my kid's just screwed huh?

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
11th May '13

You're not supposed to use warm tap water for formula.. Only cold and then warm it afterwards. Like someone else said, I am pretty sure all bottles are made BPA free now. And hot spots shouldn't be too much of a concern if you don't warm it for too long and then shake afterwards (stir if it's breast milk) and then test it before you give it to baby. My daughter started on formula at 5 months and at first I would warm it up, but then I realized she didn't mind it cold so I stopped.

Emma's Mama ♥ 1 child; 1067 posts
11th May '13

After reading someone else's post I realize what I said before was wrong. You're not supposed to microwave BM! I forgot that I always did it under the tap or in a bowl. It's been a while. :)

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16709 posts
status 11th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya (23weeks):</b>" not at all true - why would that help? makes no logical sense at all. If you have reflux as an adult ... [snip!] ... were never told anything about temperature of the milk (my son was EBF so perfect temp from the tap and it made NO difference)"</blockquote>




They said cold causes the stomach muscles to contract and the stomach would "shrink" so they'd spit up more. I only ever made it room temperature warm anyway though. I just know the specialist said cold feedings worsened spitting up in infants.

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

If mircowaving a bottle is so dangerous they wouldn't make microwave sterilizers. Usually my kids got room temp or cold but bedtime was always warm. I like something warm before bed its soothing and always seemed to soothe them as well. Put water in bottle, microwave for 15-20 seconds. Shake the crap out of the water and test temp. If it was to hot dump water and start over, if it was just right add formula and life is good. Its really not that big of a deal. Bottles are BPA free these days.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
11th May '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If mircowaving a bottle is so dangerous they wouldn't make microwave sterilizers. Usually my kids got ... [snip!] ... over, if it was just right add formula and life is good. Its really not that big of a deal. Bottles are BPA free these days. "


Exactly :) mine loves some warm milk before he sleeps.

Tara plus 3! Due October 10 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Missouri 2773 posts
11th May '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" Exactly :) mine loves some warm milk before he sleeps."


My daughter doesnt mind room temp. But I think its stupid everyone freaks out about warming up bottles in a microwave its only for a few seconds and moms are busy especially when you have a screaming baby. And about the BPA I'm pretty sure all bottles are BPA free.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
12th May '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If mircowaving a bottle is so dangerous they wouldn't make microwave sterilizers. Usually my kids got ... [snip!] ... over, if it was just right add formula and life is good. Its really not that big of a deal. Bottles are BPA free these days. "


just like crib bumpers right? those are dangerous and have been linked to SIDS and they still make them... that logic is flawed

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
12th May '13
Quoting nursemaya (23weeks):" just like crib bumpers right? those are dangerous and have been linked to SIDS and they still make them... that logic is flawed"

bumpers are a suffocation risk not SIDS. They dont know what causes SIDS. Any product can be dangerous if not used correctly.

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
12th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" bumpers are a suffocation risk not SIDS. They dont know what causes SIDS. Any product can be dangerous if not used correctly. "</blockquote>




:!: things are recalled or changed all the time due to poor judgement. As long as you have common sense, there's no issue.

Pinky Pie ♥ 2 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 4058 posts
status 12th May '13

The bottles I use are the MAM bottles, and they say right one the package that they go in the microwave and self-sterilize them self that way. So if my bottles can do that, using it to warm up formula, no big deal. I only do it to get the chill of the fridge and it`s usually still on the cold side.



https://www.mambaby.com/kp/the-products/bottles--cups/bottles/index-26960-en.html