Why are there brown specks in baby formula?

Why are there brown specks in baby formula?

It happens to a lot of parents. You’re preparing a bottle for your baby when you spot a tiny, brown dot in the milk. Where could it have come from? How did an apparently foreign contaminate get mixed into your baby’s formula? 

When we first noticed the brown floaters, we assumed that we had accidentally contaminated the formula ourselves. But despite our future caution, the specks just kept popping up. That’s when we got worried. Something was in the formula, and we wanted to know what it was.

Can you wash Dr. Brown’s bottles in the dishwasher?

Can you wash Dr. Brown’s bottles in the dishwasher?

Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Bottles are by far the best bottles that we have ever used. They discourage colic and ear infections while preserving vitamins and lipids (which your baby needs!). That’s a whole lot of use from a baby bottle, which is why we use them exclusively in our household.

Some parents find the bottles difficult to clean though, and they want to know whether or not Dr. Brown’s baby bottles can be cleaned in the dishwasher. This is a reasonable question; some bottles are only supposed to be hand washed. 

How to Keep Dr. Brown's Bottles From Leaking

How to Keep Dr. Brown's Bottles From Leaking

We love Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Bottles. In fact, we use nothing but these bottle with our infant. They fight colic, discourage ear infections, and preserve vitamins. That’s a lot of good from a baby bottle. 

But when our daughter was about six weeks old, the bottles started leaking whenever we used them. At first we thought we had somehow broken the bottles, but as it turns out, a lot of parents have leaky bottles. So what’s the deal? Did the makers of the bottle just forget that leaking is awful? 

We decided it was time to do some research.