Latch Bottle FAQs
How do I clean this bottle?
Before first use, disassemble bottle and place all components in boiling water for 5 minutes, or use the Munchkin® SteamGuard™ Microwave or Electric Sterilizer for proper hygiene.
For ongoing cleaning, carefully disassemble the LATCH™ bottle. Wash all components with soap and hot water and rinse thoroughly. Use LATCH™ Deluxe Bottle Brush for best results.
All bottle parts are top rack dishwasher safe. For best results, use Munchkin® High Capacity Dishwasher basket to secure nipples, valves and collars during wash and dry cycles.
When is it time to replace the nipple?
Inspect carefully regularly, and discontinue use if any tear or crack appears on nipple.
When is it time to replace the valve?
Inspect carefully regularly, and discontinue use if any tear or crack appears on valve.
How do I sterilize the bottle parts?
Before first use, disassemble the bottle and place all bottle parts in boiling water for 5 minutes or use the Munchkin® SteamGuard™ Microwave or Electric Sterilizer for proper hygiene.
Can I use another brand’s nipple with this bottle?
No, other bottle brand parts will not work with Latch bottle parts. They won't fit!
What is this bottle made of?
This bottle is made of polypropylene and silicone. It is BPA and phthalate-free.
The Nipple and Valve are made of silicone
Does this bottle contain BPA?
No. The Munchkin Latch bottle is BPA-free
How did Munchkin develop the Latch bottle?
A team of product developers, engineers, and quality managers, many of whom are moms and dads too, have developed the Latch bottle to be most like the breast. The team also sought expert advice from lactation consultants and nurse practitioners to ensure that we are supporting breastfeeding goals. The bottle has also been tested by breastfeeding moms and babies.
Can I put bottles and nipples in the dishwasher?
All components are top rack dishwasher safe. Use dishwasher basket to secure components during wash and dry cycles. We recommend using the Munchkin High Capacity Dishwasher Basket
When is it time to move to a different flow rate nipple?
Watch your baby to see if she is struggling to get milk out. When you see that she is straining to suck the milk, it may be time to move up to a faster flow rate nipple.
Is there a quick way to slow the flow of milk while my baby is drinking from the LATCH bottle?
If your baby is sucking quickly from the LATCH nipple, but not swallowing as quickly, you can use one finger to cover the blue valve (anti-colic valve) at the bottom of the bottle for a short period of time. This will gradually slow down the flow of the feed to help your baby pace his/her feeds. Be aware that covering the valve for too long could lead to nipple collapse.
The nipple that came with my bottle is caving in, or collapsing, while my baby is drinking. What should I do?
The Latch Stage 1 nipples that come with every bottle have been engineered to mimic a new mother’s breast flow rate. However, every mother’s flow rate is a bit different and every baby has different feeding needs. The nipple collapse that you are experiencing likely means that your baby is ready to graduate to a faster flow – Congratulations! LATCH Nipples are available in Stage 1 (slow flow), Stage 2 (medium flow) and Stage 3 (fast flow).