Can I wash bottles, nipples, pump parts, etc... in a bleach solution and not boil if I have a yeast inf. ?

I'm so tired of boiling my parts every day so can I just use a 10% bleach solution. I've looked this up online, with no clear answer.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I wouldn't do it, if I were you. Maybe invest in a microwave bottle sterilizer (between 10 and 30 dollars, depending). They're a lifesaver, and a timesaver.

    Source(s): Mommy of 3 under 2 yrs. old
  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but you must be very careful to rinse fully. Once dry they should have NO bleach odor at all.

    Do not let them soak in the bleach solution. The plastics will absorb the bleach and rinsing will be very difficult.

    Use 3/4 cup bleach to one gallon of water.

    I hope that helps. And I hope the infection clears up soon.

    ~Mom of 4 (ages 17, 15, 6, and 4) and did my share of bleaching bottle parts ;)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, I would not trust the bleach solution, nor would I ever use that for things that my baby will certainly be in contact with. You need to boil them- or, you can also get a steam sterilizer, I know Avent makes a nice one, or Medela sells bags that you use in the microwave. Hope this helps~

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm struggling with the same thing....It's much safer to use a vinegar solution.Just use hot water and vinegar for everyday washings and then boil once a week.

    Vinegar Kills Yeast.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely, just make sure you thoroughly rinse with soap afterwards. Run the parts through the dishwasher. It's perfectly safe as long as you rinse well.

  • 1 decade ago

    i dont think so...., why dont you use the bottles that have disposable liners, that way you just have to boil the nipples, a little easier and they are not expensive, 100 liners for about 5 dollors .

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