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This is food related, so I figured this might be the place to post it. I'm sorry I don't know the correct terminology, so please bear with me. If my child would spill/spit formula on a meat dish or utensils would that require that dish be replaced? Would the same be true for breast milk? And if my child did this, should I replace the dish? I've got a friend who is starting to keep kosher in her home and I know this is a crazy weird question, but I'm wondering, and she doesn't know for sure either, so I thought I would ask here, there has to be somebody who knows LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It is always nice to have a rabbi to go to with all these types of questions, especially when someone is just starting out. Even those experienced with keeping kosher have questions come up regularly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
In general, if a cold food touches the opposite type of cold dish or utensil, it can just be quickly washed off with cold water and the item is unaffected (i.e. if a cold meat dish gets cold milk/formula spilled on it and is washed in cold water within a short amount of time, it is still "meat" and kosher). If either the milk or the dish were hot, it could be a problem. Breastmilk is considered pareve (neither milk nor meat), so if it touched a dish or utensil (meat or milk) it wouldn't be an issue.<br><br>
Lots of success to your friend in keeping kosher! It is very sweet of you to be so supportive and helpful while she gets acclimated in the ins and outs of kashrus.
 

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It's not a crazy weird question. Stuff like this gets asked all the time. Stuff like this has been mentioned in the Talmud, which was written hundreds of years ago. Not that they had formula then, but the question of "I'm drinking milk while cooking a meat dish and a drop spilled...." was mentioned.<br><br>
Breast milk is pareve (neutral) so no problems there. With dairy-based formula, the best thing is to ask your friend what she'd prefer you to do, or have her ask her rabbi. I know that in some homes, they try to avoid bringing formula bottles to the table during a meat meal to minimize the chance of anything spilling, and in some homes they just don't care because it's food for a baby.
 
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