Control the temperature of the bottle
Many mothers consider how to control the bottle temperature they give to their babies. Will it be too hot? Or will it have been a bit cold? Normally we usually see a very common gesture that consists of dropping a few drops of milk on the inside of the wrist, and that way you can have a pretty good reference of whether the milk is at the ideal temperature to take the small of the house. As we say, this is the most common way to check the temperature and, without doubt, the most effective.
Breast milk has a constant temperature of about 32 degrees, and as long as we bottle, we must avoid that it exceeds 35 or 36 degrees. If it was hotter, the baby would most likely reject it.
One of the simplest ways to get to the correct temperature of the milk inside the bottle , is to place it under the stream of warm water. That way we will avoid risks of burns, and it will not be necessary to acquire a bottle warmer that, although effective devices at a given time, does not stop occupying space at home having a perfectly replaceable function, besides incurring an expense that for many It may be unnecessary.
One of the observations to take into account is to take precautions if we decide to heat the bottle in the microwave. In these cases, it is advisable to know that the liquid inside is heated before the container, and could lead to confusion regarding the temperature of the milk. By touching the bottle, we could falsely perceive that it is still cold, although in reality the milk is already at the ideal temperature. As we have told you, the ideal is to check with the doll. If we have passed and the milk is too hot, we can quickly cool it by placing it under a jet of cold water for a few seconds.
In any case, it should be noted that although these are the general guidelines, the temperature of the bottle is very personal and each baby has its preferences. Some prefer to take it at room temperature or barely warm, and others like it hotter. In addition, we can find babies who prefer that the teat is also hot, and this can be achieved by also placing the teat under the stream of warm water for a few seconds.