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Mam steriliser/warmer and breast feeding

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Leadust92 Tue 15-Sep-20 17:24:05

Hi all,

After some advice please. My baby is due in a week and we just bought the Mam steriliser and food/bottle warmer. I'm wanting to breast feed and then express so my husband can feed her. Looking at the instructions, it says to gentle heat breast milk and gives you a time for however much milk you have, but then says 15 mins cool basically.. just wondered if anyone had used it like I want to as I'm thinking 15 mins plus warming time is a long time with a hungry baby.
Thank you.

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dementedpixie Tue 15-Sep-20 17:31:26

Why would you heat it and then cool it again? What do the instructions say?

Leadust92 Tue 15-Sep-20 17:53:54

Maybe I'm just reading or understanding it wrong. It says for example a 50-60 ml bottle, Manual turn off time 2.5 min then waiting time after turn off 15 min.
The machine does have a keep warm feature so unless that means after you've stopped it after the appropriate time manually for how much milk you have, it will keep it warm for a further 15 mins if needed. The instructions just aren't very easy to understand.

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Leadust92 Tue 15-Sep-20 18:12:06

Unless it means 2.5 mins to get to temperature for that specific amount of milk and then 15 mins to actually warm through maybe..

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dementedpixie Tue 15-Sep-20 18:18:22

From googling the instructions I think you are right about it being the keep warm function

dementedpixie Tue 15-Sep-20 18:22:23

So if you heat a volume under 140mls you have to manually stop the machine at the given time and then you can leave it at the warmed up temperature for 15 minutes afterwards.

dementedpixie Tue 15-Sep-20 18:24:25

Or I might be wrong. Might be easier sitting the bottle in a jug of hot water tbh

dementedpixie Tue 15-Sep-20 18:24:59

bottle warmers are generally crap btw

dementedpixie Tue 15-Sep-20 18:26:47

I think you might be right now I've looked at other bottles warmers. Takes a few minutes to heat the water then 15 minutes to warm the milk. This is why people end up using microwaves!

Leadust92 Tue 15-Sep-20 18:35:24

That's what I thought! Seems a long time to wait when you have a crying, hungry baby, maybe I'll just stick to warming in a jug of hot water!
Thank you for taking the time to look and reply. Glad it's not just me that finds the instructions confusing!

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Lockdownseperation Tue 15-Sep-20 20:13:20

If you have a healthy full term baby then don’t need to sterilise bottles if you are using breast milk.

Leadust92 Tue 15-Sep-20 20:41:26

I don’t mean to sterilise the milk I just mean to warm it if it’s been expressed and left in the fridge, the bottles will be sterilised separately and then filled with breast milk, then the milk warmed.

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Lockdownseperation Wed 16-Sep-20 11:34:10

If you are using breast milk then bottles don’t need to be sterilised, just washed well in hot water.

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