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Netilat Yadayim for breastfeeding

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Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

12 Iyyar 5767
Question
1. When the baby wakes up at night for a feeding, do I need to wash my hands (NETILA) before I touch him? Even if the baby’s location doesn’t require me to get out of bed to tend to him?
Answer
No need to do Netilah if you wake up only to feed your baby.
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