Are you a parent with a young child and you’re still breastfeeding your child? Now you’re going through a divorce and you aren’t sure how you’re going to work through the matter of overnight stays with your spouse. How will you be able to separate from your child for nights at a time so that your child can still eat? Today we will discuss these matters and how you can work together to come to a conclusion.
Working Through Breastfeeding Matters
When it comes to custody, all states encourage the parents to reach a parenting agreement on where and when the child should be with the other parent. Courts tend to agree on what is in the best interests of the child. What is the best agreement for two parents who want to spend time with the child but the child is still being breastfed?
There are a few options. One of this would be the mother coming over and spending time with the child onto to breastfeed while the child is staying with their father. Another option would be expressing the breastmilk by pumping early so that the child could spend time with the child and have enough milk for them to feed throughout the stay. As you can see, there are many arrangements that would work.
When it comes to joint custody, many agreements try to come as close as possible to 50-50 custody. However, this is nearly impossible when the mother is breastfeeding and needs more time with the child by default. No matter what agreement is reached, the father and mother both have the right to return to court at any point so that they can have custody changed. This is especially true in cases when the child is no longer breastfed.
Let us help you in your time of need when it comes to your custody matters at The Law Office of Soheila Azizi & Associates. We will stand by your side to help you receive the best results in your case.