Breastmilk in dishwasher

Hi what is the kosher status of breastmilk?

Can I put my breast pump pieces in my fleishig dishwasher?

It isn’t meat or dairy. It can be washed in the same dishwasher or sink.

very interesting, why does human breastmilk not have the status of dairy?

Human milk is not included in the prohibition of mixing meat and (animal) milk, and would therefore fall into the category of “pareve.” The rabbis, however, taught us that we shouldn’t mix mother’s milk with meat because of “mar’it ayin”: someone seeing the mixture might think that this is a forbidden combination of milk and meat.

Since it is not dairy, it’s not a problem if a drop of breast milk accidentally falls into meat or if a bottle used for breast milk is washed with meat dishes.

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