Ok so dh left me at 34 weeks preg and I have a 3 yr old. Dd is almost 4 weeks old now and she's ebf. I've been letting my ds go to his and his old whores house. (no shit she's 38 and he's 24--he literally came home started a fight with me said he wasn't happy anymore and left my house and move in with her same day)
he's done nothing but harass me since he left.
Anyways he's drove me insane on the visitation with dd. I've told him he's more than welcome to come by and see her anytime. But right now she's on the breast and he can't lactate. He says I need to pump and if I don't the judge will order me to. Says if not I'm just gonna give her formula when she does come. I've been in tears all afternoon bc of this. We had agreed on her doing day visits til at least 6 months old and then doing a transitional period to working up to staying the night. Now that's not good enough. He says it's the same damn milk just given in a bottle. He don't get nipple confusion or anything. He says I'm being selfish and unrealistic. Idk what to do. Now I feel like when she does ever go he's gonna mess her up. I had a ff baby and he was awful... Colicky, belly aching, sick... Etc we spent hours miserale with that lil man watching him suffer... I don't need to have him screwing up dd. I'm fine with pumping and sending bm but not til she is ready to go back and forth between bottle and breast. It's bad enough, I can't imagine sending my newborn to the house he's shacked up with a whore to play mommy to her. Ugh. Yeah, guess I'm selfish. I've begged him to come see her but nope all he cares about is carting her to his new house and new family. It's not about her it's alllll about him and what he wants. Don't even get me started on separation probs with a bf baby. Anyone ever dealt with this?
Ok so dd had her 4 week appt Friday. Shes gained 9 ounces and grown 2 inches btw :) Anyways, I asked the pedi about the situation. I explained to him the circumstances. Of course, I got the oh my I had no idea you were going through this speech. Then I asked him about visitation recommendations... he asked me he said well do you give her a bottle? I said of course not.. he said well there is your answer right there. He said according to the AAP that is what he follows and he recommends breast is best til 6 months. I also said what about overnight visits bc thats what hes pushing... and he goes well unless he wants to bring her home for you to bf I dont believe thats possible. I said well hes pushing for the standard with her and shes bf and he said he would give her formula.. he gave me an awful look and said well i guess hes crazy huh? LOL I said nope he just wants to take her from me at all costs. He said he noted in the papers that I asked about overnight visits and visitations and he does NOT at all recommend her being away from mom til she is no longer on the breast. He told me to contact the lactation specialists I been working with and said girl you better call them, they will tell the judge its not a good idea.. he said they are the bf nazis LOL He said your supply would be in danger if she is away for an extended amount of time like the 2 nights in a row. He told me to tell them I am NOT comfortable with pumping and introducing her to a bottle and to be like its offensive and tell them you feel like you are being bullied by it. So.. we shall see what happens.