Should I heat my baby's bottles?

OK...In the hospital, they gave my baby room temp bottles. I was always told that you warm them. What do you do?

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cristie1276

Asked by cristie1276 at 5:53 AM on Nov. 17, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • When my daughter was a baby i always heated them up but eventually let them ge to room temp so that when we were out of the house she didn't throw a fit for them to be hot.
    kinzleysmommy

    Answer by kinzleysmommy at 8:57 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • my daughter took either the premade formula or breastmilk straight from the fridge when she had a bottle. my pedi told me that there was no medical reason to warm it or even give it room temp, it's all in what their tummys can handle.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • room temp i have been with moms whos kids took it warm and it was a nightmare out in public if the milk wasnt warm
    puppet24

    Answer by puppet24 at 1:29 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • Yeah it makes it stink more when I warm it up for about 4 minutes in the microwave.

    Lazy ass mothers feed that crap to your children. Disgusting..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • when we first came home with my daughter we weren't sure what to do so we would use bottle water and we would heat it up, after a couple months we tried just using the water room temp and found that it actually helped with my daughters reflux. Whatever you decide is fine but I think room temp is best and easiest. I know some babies like a nice warm baba though
    mommytoashley

    Answer by mommytoashley at 1:04 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I boiled water with a couple star Anise (to prevent stomach pain) and let it cool to room temperature, then I mixed that with the formula as needed. When I switched to milk, he would get cold-straight from the fridge whole milk.
    Avon_Calling

    Answer by Avon_Calling at 12:58 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I didn't warm the bottles. Just used room temperature water. The babies had not nursed, so they didn't know the difference.
    TeaAnderson

    Answer by TeaAnderson at 12:40 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • My daughter refused to take a formula bottle even slightly warm, or breast milk cold. If I pumped, I had to warm it up, and with the formula, I would make a days worth every morning, so she always just had it straight from the fridge. I would have to soak the bottle in cold water if I needed it quickly, she really wouldn't drink it warm.
    RainShadow

    Answer by RainShadow at 12:07 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • They showed me with my first in the hospital that room temp didn't hurt his tummy so I went with it.
    MommyKat

    Answer by MommyKat at 12:06 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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  • I have always heated formula. To me that would be like drinking cold coffee (which I know some people like! I am just not one of them!). The babies have always seemed to prefer it that way.
    policepsychic

    Answer by policepsychic at 12:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2008

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