Skip to comments.Pennsylvania judge orders woman to stop breastfeeding
Posted on 11/15/2013 11:49:11 AM PST by Responsibility2ndEdited on 11/15/2013 11:50:27 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
A Pennsylvania woman is speaking out against a judge who ordered her to stop breastfeeding her 10-month-old daughter.
Jessica Moser is in the midst of a custody battle with her daughter Jasmineís father and the Northampton County resident told local TV station WFMZ that two weeks ago a judge told her to stop nursing her daughter so the girl could spend two days a week at her fatherís house.
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What kind of a douche bag denies a father the right to see his child?
Im feeling frustrated, hurt, Moser told WFMZ-TV. Im trying to keep myself from crying, its very emotional.
No, the parents put the child at risk by allowing their marriage to fail.
The judge is just trying to ensure the child has access to her father.
Its amazing that men even get married anymore.
Women use this as an issue to keep fathers away from “their” children and that is wrong- they could pump milk while the child is away and store it... but they should not use it as an excuse to prevent a father from seeing a child.
My idiot ex tried to do that, until I told the judge she had just bought herself new breasts (against my wishes) and was unable to breastfeed- he ordered her to go to a court appointed nurse to determine if she was able to breastfeed and she dropped the claim.
Sure wish we had information on what caused the end of the relationship...could be either one cheated or a mutual decision to end, or any other reason. Unfortunately for the child, the adults couldn’t play responsibly and the child has to pay for their childishness. It is true that breastmilk is best for the child, but there are ways to get past that obstacle. If the father truly wants time with the baby and not just trying to be vindictive to the mom, then they need to find a way to make it work!
Your ex shoulda been charged with perjury and contempt.
I have two healthy kids, and two healthy grand kids, none of them were breastfed.
There is nothing wrong with not breastfeeding. This crap about kids cannot be healthy if not breast fed is Bullsh*t.
My daughter was breast fed and my son was bottle fed (after the first 6 weeks). I had to stop feeding the son due to thyroid issues and they burned my thyroid with iodine radiation. My son has JRA, Lymes disease and is not generally healthy. My daughter only has spondolysis but is otherwise VERY healthy. I have to agree that breastfeeding, up to the first birthday is the best option, and should be done unless there is a medical reason why it can’t be.
Still, there is no reason why she can’t pump enough for his visits, and pump while baby is gone to keep up production!
Well she probably should have suggested putting it in a bottle.
Instead she chose to deny her child access to her father.
I agree with you...she is trying to use this as an excuse to keep baby away from the father. She should have been more mature and said she could/would pump for his visits. Instead, it sounds like she is using it as a reason to deny the dad. Shame on her!
Beware the breast milk mafia. They will order their legion of white-knight, beta slaves after you.
This is dreadful. At ten months, which is more important to a child? There are methods of addressing this issue that do not involve keeping her from maintaining a relationship with her father. Imho, this mother is doing a very wrong thing here.
yeah well they better bring their support bras and know that I don’t allow breaks for nursing during the fight.
Breast feeding is the best option for most children and moms. Mommy screwed that up here.
Which part? Creating a child with someone who months later you can't work with to do what's in the best interest of the child? Creating a child with someone you aren't or won't live with? Creating a child who has to visit someone YOU are unwilling to visit?
The answer: BOTH of them!
The JRA was before the lymes. Because of the JRA, he couldn’t fight the lymes with the antibiotics they gave him and it became permanent. Breast feeding could POSSIBLY have given him a stronger immune system and protected him from the JRA which I was told was caused by having strep throat that his father failed to treat him for.
As for a Lymes literate doctor, what should I look for in trying to find one that is better in treating that condition? I’m having trouble getting proper treatment for him, and he suffers terrible headaches and muscle pains!
Well, he could marry the mother get a job and support everybody, that way mom could breastfeed, he could see the child and the child could grow up secure, just like God intended
you are being mean
All the studies show that breastfed children are the healthiest as far as antibodies and that breastfed children do not struggle with obesity
I had one child that weaned himself about 8 months, another that I thought I was going to die if she didn’t stop, finally when she was about 2 I told her it was all gone. But my kids are healthy as horses and none is fat.
I’ll match your studies with 10 times more studies that show children from normal intact families are less likely to commit crime, more likely to get a better education, more likely to earn more, and are better off in many other different ways. Now and in the future.
The trouble is... in this case, the poor kid is already screwed. At 10 months old, she has idiots for parents. And like you just said; unless the parents get married and raise the kid like a normal child, the breastfeeding issues really won’t matter.
And what's your agenda?
I'm reading your posts, and I wonder why you hate men so much!
There really are two sides to every story. You seem to be fixated on only one.
As an overproducer I average about 6 oz. a day to the freezer. At 10 months my kids were drinking about 24 oz. per day since they were eating 2 puree servings as well. That means I would need 8 days to produce enough milk for one weekend. The math does not work. Maybe she’ll be lucky and be a super-duper overproducer?
Our girls were preemies and in the hospital for 6 weeks and on IV. My wife had to pump to keep the supply going, and has we weened them onto breast milk. Between our upstairs and downstairs freezers, and two of the neighbor’s freezers there was never a shortage!
Even once they were home, with two of them it was one on a breast for a bit while the other on a bottle, and then switch them halfway through! (I look fondly back at the photos of those days ignoring the reality of it all!)
So you’d rather prevent your daughter from seeing her father?
BTW there are ways to increase what you produce.
From what I’ve researched, I’m producing near the max. I’m sure there are freaky producers out there, but what are the odds of her being one? The point is that a judge should not be making this decision. I’d like to know who filed for divorce. If it’s the father then he could have stuck it out until his daughter was weaned. If he can’t stick it out because his wife is abusive then he should have filed for full custody.
and there are some crazy women who would let you too
Perhaps she should have worked with the judge instead of keeping the baby from her father.
You seems to keep skipping that side of the issue. Are you a man hater?
I was working in a bookstore several years ago and there was a lady came in, sat in front of the shelf of books and bared a boob for her 5 year old to nurse, no covering, no modesty! 5 YEARS OLD...and when she said “that’s enough, we’re leaving now” the kid started SCREAMING until she gave in and let it nurse some more.
That’s pretty crazy
You're a complete idiot, aren't you?
No, but to a thick-headed moron like you, I’m sure all sensible people do seem strange.
Why are ‘teachers’ always so full of crap?
I am a man Dimwit!
I just believe that kids early development has to come first.
>> “Hundreds of millions of children have grown up on formula.” <<
And that is exactly why America is having this massive ‘health’ crisis, with degenerative disease increasing exponentially.
I don’t have the plunbing for that Nitwit!
Revenge is more important than his child.
In the animal kingdom it's frequently not the father that protects the baby. It's the mother. Same among humans.
Are you a woman hater? Seriously, did you completely ignore my previous post? You’re a loony, and good night!
I think real fathers and real mothers will protect in their own ways, but in the same sense equally. Notice I typed real. Women today, and I’m talking about my age group, only want a fun hookup. So do men. When they experience consequences they are helpless and quick to give up. This case kind of reminds me of King Soloman, but instead of two moms there is a mom and a dad. Unfortunately, both seem equally fine with tearing the baby in half. If they truly could not make things work, then they both need to give a little. Dad could have baby on the weekend with mom delivering milk or nursing, while dad watches baby through the week so mom can pump for his weekend. But then again, this compromise might bring them closer and this wacko judge wouldn’t want that.
Oh God, she’s back. And now she’s posing as a man?
I wonder if even Laz would hit that?
You have to be the worst troll on FR.
You have a perfect record of being on the wrong side of every issue.
>> “and this wacko judge wouldnt want that.” <<
You’ve got that right!
“I just believe that kids early development has to come first.”
Early development includes a relationship with the father.
Why does a 10 month old breast-fed baby need to spend two days with the father?? What is he going to do, watch her sleep? Babies that young don’t need to be out of their environment for two days... Can’t he spend the day with her and let her go home at night until she is older? Sorry, but the baby’s best interest is more important.
“She can start pumping and her body will make more to meet the additional demand. In a few days the lactation karma will be in balance”
Lactation karma! I think I like it!
S you are OK with her scummily keeping the child from the father? he has rights as well.
Wrong. The dad deserves to be with his kid.
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