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11/14/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

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Steph on

I understand a father’s desire to have his child for overnight visits, but it is so selfish to deprive one’s baby of all that breastfeeding has to offer. The baby isn’t even one year old! The baby is not old enough to understand why nursing has to stop- this would be very different if the child were much older and the mom appeared to be breastfeeding to keep the child close to her. I am disgusted by this stupid judge- what a disgrace.

Amanda on

I am pro-breastfeeding, I breastfed all of my children past a year old. That said, the baby is 10 months old and not a newborn. The mom can pump while baby is away and bring the milk to the baby’s father. There is more to this story than what is being told, plenty of parents work it out so that the father can spend time with his child and the child still receive breastmilk. Being away from mom is not going to harm this baby in any way, sounds like a mom trying to use breastfeeding as an excuse to control time with dad to me. That is very selfish, babies need both parents in their lives, a day here and there without breastmilk will not have any long term effect in the way a mom shutting out a dad will

Anonymous on

Amanda- You missed three important things. She stated that the baby won’t take a bottle AND that she can’t pump enough milk for a 48-hour period (just like breastfeeding itself, pumping doesn’t work well- or at all- for some women).

And finally, perhaps the most important thing: She’s perfectly fine with the baby spending time with her dad- just not overnight (due to the breastfeeding issue).

Personally, I don’t see the issue with that. The dad can spend quality time with his daughter during the day, and once she’s weaned they can start overnights. 🙂

Anonymous on

I also meant to say that spending the night away from the primary caregiver in a strange place with someone s/he doesn’t know very well (by the sounds of it, the baby has spent most of her time with her mom thus far) can be very traumatic for a baby. So at this point, being away from mom overnight actually could be harmful for the baby.

Anonymous on

On a happier note, Miss Nori is absolutely adorable!