PARENTING SCHEDULES VARY GREATLY WITH NEWBORNS
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.