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I'm writing on behalf of a friend of mine (she lives in Southern California) who is getting divorced. Her husband is trying to get custody of their three year-old son. He's saying that she is nursing their son for sexual pleasure. There are more details, he is saying a lot of really awful and untrue things about her, but I don't think I should write them all here.

Does anyone know where we can get information or help?

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So she's still nursing? There's a lot of information out there on both the benefits and the normality of extended breastfeeding. Here's some links to get started with:

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/index.html

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When we split the same issue came up. I got tons of information from La Leche League. He used it as a point in the divorce papers he served me with but after that it was never an issue. I had talked to several lawyers and none of them were sympathetic to the breastfeeding relationship. If she needs to go that route, tell her to find a lawyer who understands the issue or is willing to read up on it and defend it. There is ALOT of information out there so tell her to get as much as possible. I hope it will never be a real issue for them & he's just using it (like my X did) to push my buttons....he knew that was the one thing he could really get me upset about.
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I think I heard that at La Leche League headquarters, if you call them in Illinois, they will help you find an attorney in your area that specializes in breastfeeding law.

http://www.lalecheleague.org

Take the time to heal from your marriage before you move on with someone else. Make a list of all the qualities you would like in a new partner and then work on growing that way yourself. ~mandib50
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http://www.lalecheleague.org/ba/Feb01.html

http://www.lalecheleague.org/LawMain.html


You can do a search for "law" at the LLL site (link above.) It brings up over 100 links. Many of them are about "in-laws" or "the law of supply and demand"

but there are many about legal issues.

You could also do a search there for "Elizabeth Baldwin" who was an attorney (who died recently ) who did a LOT of writing and advocacy for the legal rights of bf moms. Two links are above.

Take the time to heal from your marriage before you move on with someone else. Make a list of all the qualities you would like in a new partner and then work on growing that way yourself. ~mandib50
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