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Ep. 39 – Child Custody and Lactation: interview with family court judge James Jeffrey Culpepper

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Table of Contents
0:30 Welcome to the podcast!
1:05 Listener question of the week
3:25 Thank you to our sponsor Liquid IV
4:15 Introducing guest Jeff Culpepper
6:25 Breastfeeding awareness and the court
7:50 Breastfeeding and law education
10:45 Family court judges have wide discretion
13:40 Age of child and judge decisions
15:30 Breastfeeding and issues of control
16:25 The court process and arranging breastfeeding
19:40 Provide workable solutions for the judge
24:00 Negotiating opportunities before you’re in court
27:00 Lactation consultants helping in court?
28:20 Thinking about nighttime breastfeeding
33:00 Mediation the process and costs
38:30 Do actions during pregnancy impact custody?
42:15 We recognize, this is really hard
44:00 The goal is to raise healthy children
46:30 Judges and favoring parents
51:40 Learn about the judge you’ll be in front of
52:30 Remember: be reasonable and create solutions
54:38 Heather and Maureen, closing thoughts
55:05 A summary of advice
59:30 Thank you to our sponsor Breastfeeding for Busy Moms
1:00:25 The Milk Minute Awards in the Alcove!
1:01:20 Thank you for listening!

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