Does anybody know, out of interest, why American guidelines and tv shows say to make formula with cold water and not to sterilise bottles? Shows like teen mom (I know) show bottles being made with cold water (like evian), any ideas why the guidelines are so different to the uk? Just wondering really after reading another thread about preparing formula safely
I think I know the answer to the sterilising part of your question. I believe US dishwashers run at a much higher temperature than UK dishwashers (not as energy efficient/Eco friendly) so the bottles are sterilised just in the dishwasher with the other dishes.
I'm sure there has been at least one death from bacteria in formula in the US. I think I read that NZ follow the US guidance as they feel the risk of scalding is higher than the bacterial risk in formula.