For the longest time parents making bottles for their baby have been advised against warming their baby’s bottles of either formula or expressed breastmilk in a microwave, but why exactly is this and how has this changed with the unique development of Milkymeter?

Can I heat baby’s bottle in the microwave?

With proper precautions and using something such as Milkymeter, heating a baby’s bottle in the microwave need not pose any risk of creating hot spots. Parents have long been warned about avoiding heating baby bottles in the microwave because of concerns about overheating and creating hot spots in the milk, which could burn a baby’s mouth and oesophagus. Bottles normally warmed in a microwave can feel deceptively cool to touch on the outside, but have often reached a different temperature inside the bottle. Until now there has been no safe way to effectively measure the temperature of the milk throughout the bottle, to ensure it is the perfect temperature to feed to baby.

The second reason often told to parents is because of the risk of damaging the nutrients contained within the milk when microwaving, however, a research study conducted at Pennsylvania State University during the 1990’s identified that the process of microwaving a baby bottle of both formula and expressed breastmilk did not have any effect on the nutritional value, during their study they found there was no significant loss of the various nutrients which demonstrate good nutritional quality including vitamin C and riboflavin.

All of this is good news for parents looking to quickly, easily and safely warm a bottle prior to feeding their baby. With the introduction of the innovative Milkymeter and microweter technology parents can now be safe in the knowledge that their baby’s bottle is both nutritionally complete and the perfect temperature for feeding.