Parenting through divorce and/or separation can be a difficult.
Many judges and lawyers are unfamiliar with how to provide a fair custody agreement that will:
- protect a mother’s milk supply
- ensure optimal nutrition and
- ensure optimal bonding for both the mother and the father
Put the needs of the child first
All parents and their advocates should engage in relationship solutions that puts the needs of the child first.
A good resource for this type of mediation can be found here: http://www.fairparenting.com
Resources to support the health benefits of breastfeeding:
AAP Breastfeeding Statement – which recommends breastfeeding for as long as it is mutually beneficial for both mother and baby (no upper limit)
Examples of Breastfeeding and Custody agreements: http://www.la-familylaw.com/breastfeeding_youngchildren_custody.html
This “graduated” custody plan is based on the Los Angeles Superior Court Parenting Plan (BreastfeedLA does not endorse this attorney, per se – just the information on site.)
A good article about Custody and Breastfeeding
More resources on Custody and Breastfeeding: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/legal/bf-law/