Custody and best interest of the child

Sasa - posted on 02/28/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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The father of my 6 months old stopped me from breastfeeding my baby during his scheduled custody time, and further stopped accepting expressed breastmilk. This was because I requested that his male companion who was carrying my baby with no shirt on him put some clothes before carrying my child, and bedore, I share the room to nurse the child. Do you think the court will find that his decision stopping me from nursing, and accepting expressed breastmilk was not in the best interest of the child and grant me sole custody?

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Michelle - posted on 02/28/2016

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We have no idea what the court will rule.
They may also tell you that you were out of place telling someone to put a shirt on before carrying your child.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/29/2016

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Why are you going to his visitations? you should have already been sending expressed milk, rather than following the baby in order to feed.

We have no idea how a court will see this, but I seriously doubt it's enough for you to get sole custody, nor should you need sole custody. Also, you have to remember that not feeding breast milk is not child abuse, nor is it neglect. Formula is a perfectly acceptable substitute for those who cannot breast feed (fathers, for example, in a non custodial visitation situation).

You could also be taken to task for telling an adult how to dress in their own home. Stop nitpicking. Learn how to co parent with the father of your child.

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