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Pennsylvania judge orders woman to stop breastfeeding
SFGate ^ | 11/14/2013 | Amy Graff

Posted on 11/15/2013 11:49:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

Edited 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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“If I do not comply, I will have my child taken away,” she added.

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And the problem with that is....?

1 posted on 11/15/2013 11:49:11 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Isn’t this what pumps are for?


2 posted on 11/15/2013 11:51:12 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
And the problem with that is....?

It interferes with her getting revenge on the child's father.

3 posted on 11/15/2013 11:51:26 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ah, child custody. Maybe a swap is in order. Have the Mickey D’s dad take the girl to McDonald’s, and his son can breastfeed with this mom.


4 posted on 11/15/2013 11:54:57 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Responsibility2nd
What happened to a woman controlling her own body? Or is that only before the baby is born?

-PJ

5 posted on 11/15/2013 11:58:38 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There is no reason to require her to stop breast feeding.

Breast feeding is the only way to ensure your child’s health, and proper development, and no safe substitute has ever been found.

She should be required to provide the breast milk for the visits.


6 posted on 11/15/2013 11:59:50 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: wideawake

Bingo.


7 posted on 11/15/2013 12:00:36 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: wideawake

>> “It interferes with her getting revenge on the child’s father.” <<

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You’re sick, but then, that isn’t news.


8 posted on 11/15/2013 12:01:40 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Bongo BS!


9 posted on 11/15/2013 12:02:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Political Junkie Too; editor-surveyor

I think the proper ruling is that she can find someone else to breastfeed for 2 days.


10 posted on 11/15/2013 12:06:10 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Political Junkie Too; editor-surveyor; Lazamataz

I think the proper ruling is that she can find someone else to breastfeed for 2 days.

Lazamataz might volunteer


11 posted on 11/15/2013 12:06:30 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: editor-surveyor

So you have no rationale for your position then?


12 posted on 11/15/2013 12:09:44 PM PST by wideawake
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To: DonaldC

Breast milk is supply and demand; therefore, if she’s breast feeding then her body is making just enough for required feedings. How will she pump enough in advance to send with the child? She won’t. If she pumps and saves the milk one weekend, it will spoil before next weekend.


13 posted on 11/15/2013 12:13:46 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: wideawake

Absolutely correct...


14 posted on 11/15/2013 12:13:54 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: Responsibility2nd

the dad is wrong for pressing this, he should cool his jets and wait

whadya bet its his mother pushing it


15 posted on 11/15/2013 12:16:55 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: wideawake

You must have meant that comment for yourself?

There was no rationale for the judge to order her to stop the feedings, since he could have ordered her to provide her milk for visits.


16 posted on 11/15/2013 12:18:51 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: goodwithagun

>> “If she pumps and saves the milk one weekend, it will spoil before next weekend.” <<

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No, it will not, as long as it is kept below 33 degrees.


17 posted on 11/15/2013 12:21:39 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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18 posted on 11/15/2013 12:23:31 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: goodwithagun

You can pump in between feedings to store some for future feedings. Also, you can freeze it for later...keeping it from spoiling before the following weekend.


19 posted on 11/15/2013 12:24:05 PM PST by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yes, it can be frozen. However, how will the process start since it is supply and demand. Will she have to start pumping in between feedings to increase her supply with baby not getting enough until it increases? What kind of a douche bag does this to his child?


20 posted on 11/15/2013 12:24:06 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: GeronL; Political Junkie Too; Lazamataz

>> “Lazamataz might volunteer” <<

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What, to keep the mother’s milk flowing when the kid is gone?


21 posted on 11/15/2013 12:25:17 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: goodwithagun

Others do this without the difficulties that you imagine.


22 posted on 11/15/2013 12:26:46 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: trussell

I’m currently exclusively pumping for my daughter so I’m aware of this. Fortunately I’m an overproducer and have a freezer drawer full of frozen milk. However, since she is specifically nursing, how does she start the process? If she pumps between feedings it will take a while to increase her supply. There are no breast milk substitutes, and the father is being a douche for denying his daughter proper nutrition.


23 posted on 11/15/2013 12:28:18 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Please see post 23.


24 posted on 11/15/2013 12:29:04 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: yldstrk

Wrong? Its wrong for a father to want to see his child?

No, what’s wrong here is a whiny little itch of a mother doing harm to her child by her stupid antics.

I hope the father wins custody here. Someone responsible needs to raise the poor child.


25 posted on 11/15/2013 12:29:17 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: goodwithagun

The kind that loves his child and has a right to visitation.

But of course we forget one thing

FATHERS HAVE NO RIGHTS.


26 posted on 11/15/2013 12:32:19 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; yldstrk

>> “No, what’s wrong here is a whiny little itch of a mother doing harm to her child by her stupid antics.” <<

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The “stupid antics” of properly feeding her child?

You are insane.


27 posted on 11/15/2013 12:32:33 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Something like that.


28 posted on 11/15/2013 12:32:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: goodwithagun

One who loves it. Fathers should get as much time with children as mummy. Today especially.


29 posted on 11/15/2013 12:33:25 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Venturer

You mean that the kids have no right to be healthy!


30 posted on 11/15/2013 12:33:47 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Resolute Conservative

>> “ Fathers should get as much time with children as mummy. Today especially.” <<

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The way to do that is to keep the family together.


31 posted on 11/15/2013 12:35:09 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: goodwithagun

My wife breast fed all 3 of our kids and also pumped between feedings. Our freezer was full of milk. It is no big deal. I could bottle feed the babies with thawed breast milk. We did this with each kid after the 6-month mark. The mom could easily comply.


32 posted on 11/15/2013 12:35:58 PM PST by strider44
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To: editor-surveyor

Do we know who divorced whom?


33 posted on 11/15/2013 12:35:59 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: editor-surveyor

This is NOT about breastfeeding. This is a bitch gaming the system. She is manipulating and controlling herself, her body, her child, the courts and especially the father as she uses whatever gimmicks she can to alienate the child from her father. Did you read where the child is 10 months old?

MILLIONS of children at that age do better than fine without breastmilk. Please. Overcome your emotions and look at the ugly reality here.


34 posted on 11/15/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

We know that all kids need their mother’s milk to develop properly.

All other issues need to yield to that inescapable fact.


35 posted on 11/15/2013 12:37:40 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

But apparently they have a right to McDonalds.


36 posted on 11/15/2013 12:38:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Venturer
FATHERS HAVE NO RIGHTS.

Common belief, but not 100% true. Fathers have the right to shovel thousands and thousands of dollars worth of income to vengeful broads who cut them off from their kids anyway. Taking it right out of the paycheck is standard procedure now. If the paycheck isn't big enough, no problem the court will carry the balance so she can sue the carp out of the guy after the kid turns 18. No court costs and interest added.

37 posted on 11/15/2013 12:38:44 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: goodwithagun

after baby is done eating, she should pump immediately...getting as much as she can even if only an ounce or two. Each time she feeds she should continue to do this adding to each little amount until she starts producing more at every feeding. It is a workable option, it will just take a little bit of time to get enough for his first weekend.


38 posted on 11/15/2013 12:39:07 PM PST by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: editor-surveyor
There was no rationale for the judge to order her to stop the feedings, since he could have ordered her to provide her milk for visits.

So then the visits would become contingent on whether or not she was able to lactate a sufficient amount for the upcoming visit.

And then her lawyer would begin negotiations about how much milk was necessary etc.

No, the judge was cutting through a ground for further excuses.

The judge has probably seen a few of these cases before.

39 posted on 11/15/2013 12:39:15 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Responsibility2nd

>> “MILLIONS of children at that age do better than fine without breastmilk” <<

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That is absolutely false. Even goat’s milk can create problems.


40 posted on 11/15/2013 12:39:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

At 10 months the risk is lessened.


41 posted on 11/15/2013 12:39:28 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: wideawake

The judge is placing the child at risk for his own agenda.


42 posted on 11/15/2013 12:40:26 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yep, put it in a bottle.


43 posted on 11/15/2013 12:44:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: goodwithagun

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.


44 posted on 11/15/2013 12:45:59 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Huh. Didn’t know we had your type of militant mammary mommies here at FR. You are entitled to your own opinion. But not your own facts.

Let me guess. You breastfed your kids till they started school?


45 posted on 11/15/2013 12:45:59 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: yldstrk

Wait to have time with his child? Just how long should he wait?


46 posted on 11/15/2013 12:46:38 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: goodwithagun

Breast milk can be frozen. Unfortunately, pumping doesn’t always work for everyone.


47 posted on 11/15/2013 12:46:49 PM PST by bonfire
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To: editor-surveyor
The judge is placing the child at risk for his own agenda.

At risk of what? Being weaned at a normal age?

My kids were eating food and drinking dairy milk at 10/11 months - nursing was not their sole form of sustenance when they were old enough to walk.

48 posted on 11/15/2013 12:47:46 PM PST by wideawake
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To: goodwithagun

She can feed the child what she pumps. She doesnt need to throw it away.

What kind of a douche bag denies a father the right to see his child?


49 posted on 11/15/2013 12:47:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Hundreds of millions of children have grown up on formula.

Most of the benefits of breast feeding are obtained in the first 6 months.


50 posted on 11/15/2013 12:49:58 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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