Every Monday and Wednesday when I work he looks after him from 7.30_10 or 11pm in my home with my mother (who lives with me) apart from that he has taken himbin my car which has the car seat and isofix to see his mother 3 or 4 times and once to a town some time ago. The duration of these visits has never extended passed 2hours. All other visits which I have happily encouraged have been with me!
Well he is already with him without me (my mother is always upstairs) on the Monday and Wednesday it has always been convenient for him in my home as he does not have a single baby item in his and chooses to leave early, leaving the baby with my mother so he can get to bed. So apart from those 2 evenings maybe also an afternoon on the weekend.He already has him an evening on the weekend at mine if I work or have gone out!
No not the contact whilst I work but he wants him over night at his.
He asked when I intend stopping breast feeding so he can do that. However I (since reading breast feeding literature) intend to until he is 2 due to all the benefits.Plus breast feeding aside it does not seem prudent or in my babies best interests to 'suddenly' throw him into an unfamiliar environment for an extended period of time without me when he hasn't been used to it!
Thank you that is helpful! All that concerns me is try as we might to this point our baby takes minor sips from a cup refuses a bottle and could no where near get his required milk needs from a cup as he takes so little. He has even had to ring me at work a couple of times when he was so unhappy he thought he needed to feed! As one cant just make exclusive breast feeder take other methods we always accepted that not forcing or rushing it but letting him progress at his pace was best.
Also as breast feeding association explains he feeds as part of an established routine and also uses it as a comfort especially over night when he is an extremely restless sleeper!Until now my ex agreed with the highly rated breast feeding benefits!
Thank you! Months away you say? Really?
I am so concerned that both my sons Father and the authorities would think it in his best interests to take him away over night when he is a baby happy to be with his Father but not for extended periods. The thought of my happy balanced baby being adversely effected when his sleep routine is still being established. He would be terribly miserable nutrients aside if (as I am told is normal) he was unable to feed for routine and comfort! But are you saying that won't be the case for some time whilst he is so young and dependent. And that they would not traumatise him that way?