Parenting an infant is a challenge. When you and the other parent aren't together any longer, there is an added difficulty in the situation – child custody. We know that this is a frightening time because you might not be able to handle the thought of your baby not being in your care.
As is the case with any child custody case, the court must think about what is best for the child in these cases. One thing that might come up is whether the child is being bottle fed or breast fed. This matters because the baby might need to spend more time with the mother until her milk supply is established.
Some parents decide to work together to give the baby what he or she needs. This might mean that the father goes to the mother's house to spend time with the baby. By doing this, he can ensure that the baby can eat when necessary. We know that this might not be ideal, but it may help you remember that this is a temporary situation.
Babies who are bottle fed are a little easier to move from one house to the other. In this case, the baby might be able to spend equal time with both parents. We realize that this might be the solution you feel is ideal, so we can use this as our goal if possible.
There are instances in which the parents will work together to come up with the custody arrangement. Doing this might not be easy, but it can provide the best solution for the child.