Cleaning and Assembly

Bottle Assembly Guidelines


Zero-Resistance™ Specialty Feeding System:
  1. To assemble the Internal Vent System, connect the reservoir tube to the insert so that they fit snugly together.
  2. Place Internal Vent System in the bottle.
  3. Place the Infant-Paced Feeding Valve (blue one-way valve) into the backside of the nipple/teat.
  4. Snap nipple/teat into the collar. Ensure nipple/teat and valve are seated securely within the collar.
  5. Affix collar to bottle and turn until closed (do not over-tighten). If warming the bottle, loosen the collar to prevent fluid loss/leakage.
  6. Do not warm the liquid beyond body temperature of 98.6°F (37°C).

NOTE: Dr. Brown’s® nipple/teat with the Infant-Paced Feeding Valve (blue one-way valve) in place will fill with liquid as infant elevates tongue to the underside of the nipple/teat during feeding. No manual priming of the nipple/teat is necessary.

Dr. Brown’s® Zero-Resistance™ Bottle Assembly:
  1. To assemble the Internal Vent System, connect the reservoir tube to the insert so that they fit snugly together.
  2. Place Internal Vent System in the bottle.
  3. Snap nipple/teat into the collar. Ensure nipple/teat is seated securely within the collar.
  4. Affix collar to bottle and turn until closed (do not over-tighten). If warming the bottle, loosen the collar to prevent fluid loss/leakage.
  5. Do not warm the liquid beyond body temperature of 98.6°F (37°C).

NOTE: No air bubbles will be evident during sucking due to Dr. Brown’s® Zero-Resistance™ Bottle System.

Bottle Assembly Steps


Cleaning and Sanitizing Instructions

  1. Wash cleaning surfaces with solution appropriate for areas with food contact.
  2. Prior to initial use, all Dr. Brown’s® products should be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned with a dishwashing detergent in water and sterilized/sanitized in a microwave steam bag/electric sterilizer/top-rack dishwasher or steam sterilization (autoclave*). Dr. Brown’s® products should be washed with hot, soapy water and rinsed well between use.
  3. Use Dr. Brown’s® Non-Metal Bottle Brush or AccuBrush™ silicone bristles to eliminate debris from the interior of the Dr. Brown’s® bottle/vessels and collars.
  4. Use the Wire Cleaning Brushes to thoroughly clean the internal vent system (i.e. insert and reservoir tube) and Infant-Paced Feeding Valve (blue one-way valve) only. Hospital use is recommended to replace the wire cleaning brush every 24 hours after use.
  5. Use the chevron tip at the bottom of either bottle brush to eliminate debris inside the tip of the nipple/teat and assure the nipple/teat hole is clean and open.
  6. Prior to each use and after cleaning, pull on the nipple/teat in all directions to make sure it does not tear. Replace the nipple/teat prior to feeding if the integrity of the nipple/teat is compromised.
  7. The Dr. Brown’s® bottle system, nipples/teats, brushes and one-piece silicone pacifiers may be sanitized using Dr. Brown’s Microwave Steam Sanitizing Bags.
  8. Disassemble bottle system and place all cleaned parts including bottle/vessel, nipple/teat, collar, internal vent system, brushes and one-piece silicone 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 Sanitizing Bag due to metal in the brush.
  9. Each Dr. Brown’s Microwave Steam Sanitizing 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.

For questions, concerns, or additional information regarding the assembly, cleaning, and sanitization of Dr. Brown’s Medical products, please contact a clinical liaison at medinfo@drbrownsmedical.com.

*Autoclave (Steam Sterilization) is recommended not to exceed 30 cycles and is NOT recommended for the Infant-Paced Feeding Valve (blue one-way valve), Non-Metal Brush or AccuBrush™.

Bottle Cleaning Steps