Parenting schedules vary greatly with newborns

By |2022-04-01T13:10:04+00:0025 Jan 2019|Categories: Child Custody|


The birth of a baby is a beautiful time for parents, but if the adults aren’t in a relationship any longer, this can be the start of a difficult legal battle. If you are in this position, you will have to come up with a parenting plan that helps the baby to build a relationship with both parents. This might not be easy because of the baby’s needs and the scheduling challenge. Using a flexible format and creative custody options can help you to figure out what is going to work for the situation.

We know that you might be ready to get something set so you know what to expect. One of the most important things for you to think about right now is when the baby will need to eat. If the newborn is bottle fed, this is going to be a simpler situation than if the baby is breastfed.

When the baby drinks from a bottle, either parent can handle feeding the baby. If the baby is breastfed, the mother will have to be there to feed them until the baby starts to accept a bottle and the mother is able to pump milk.

When you are trying to come up with a parenting schedule, it is often best to remain as flexible as you can. Use trial and error to figure out what is going to work. When you find something that works, stick to that until the child’s needs change. Then, you can make adjustments until their needs are met again. We can help you throughout this process.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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