Cleaning and Assembly

Bottle Assembly Instructions


Specialty Feeding System:
  1. Place insert in reservoir. Secure connection of Internal Vent System to prevent leaking.
  2. Place Internal Vent System in the bottle.
  3. Place the blue Infant-Paced Feeding valve into the backside of the nipple.
  4. Place nipple into the collar. Ensure nipple and valve are seated securely within the collar.
  5. Screw collar onto the top of the bottle until snug. If warming the bottle, loosen the collar to prevent fluid loss/leakage.
  6. Proceed with feeding the infant.

NOTE: Dr. Brown’s® nipple with the Infant-Paced Feeding Valve in place will fill with fluid as infant elevates tongue to the underside of the nipple during feeding. No manual priming of the nipple is necessary.

Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow® Bottle Assembly:
  1. Place insert in reservoir. Secure connection of Internal Vent System to prevent leaking.
  2. Place Internal Vent System in the bottle.
  3. Place nipple into the collar. Ensure nipple is seated securely within the collar.
  4. Screw collar onto the top of the bottle until snug. If warming the bottle, loosen the collar to prevent fluid loss/leakage.
  5. Proceed with feeding the infant.

NOTE: No air bubbles will be evident during sucking due to Dr. Brown’s® vacuum-free, natural flow bottle system.


Cleaning and Sterilizing Instructions

  1. Wash cleaning surfaces with solution appropriate for areas with food contact.
  2. Prior to initial use and after each use, the Dr. Brown’s® bottle system must be fully disassembled and cleaned in hot soapy water and rinsed well.
  3. Use Dr. Brown’s® Non-Metal Bottle Brush silicone bristles to eliminate debris from the interior of the Dr. Brown’s® bottle/vessel and collar.
  4. Use Dr. Brown’s® wire cleaning brushes to thoroughly clean the internal vent system (i.e. insert and reservoir) and Infant-Paced Feeding Valve only. Hospital use should consider replacing the wire cleaning brush every 24 hours after use.
  5. Use the chevron tip at the bottom of the Dr. Brown’s® Non-Metal Bottle Brush to eliminate debris inside the tip of the nipple and assure the nipple hole is clean and open.
  6. Prior to each use and after cleaning, inspect the nipple hole for signs of weakening. Replace the nipple prior to feeding if the integrity of the nipple is compromised.
  7. The Dr. Brown’s® bottle system, nipples, non-metal bottle brush and pacifiers may be sterilized using Dr. Brown’s® Microwave Steam Sterilizer Bags.
  8. Disassemble bottle system and place all cleaned parts including bottle/vessel, nipple, collar, internal vent system, non-metal brush and pacifier in the bag. Place two ounces of water into the bag. Note: Do not place wire cleaning brush into the Dr. Brown’s® Microwave Steam Sterilization Bag due to metal in the brush.
  9. Each Dr. Brown’s® Microwave Steam Sterilizer bag may be used for a total of 20 cleaning cycles following the instructions for use on the bag. Be aware of the “Warning-Safety Note” to avoid injury to hands/face.


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All Dr. Brown’s® bottle systems including durable plastic parts, nipples, non-metal brush, and pacifiers may be cleaned and sanitized via autoclaving. For questions, concerns, or additional information regarding the assembly, cleaning, and sterilization of Dr. Brown’s® Medical products, please contact us at medical@handi-craft.com.

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