Child Custody

Why are Changes Needed?

In Michigan, parents are encouraged to reach their own agreements regarding custody arrangements. When parents cannot agree, the judge must consider all of the best interest factors of the Michigan Child Custody Act. This includes “whether the child is a nursing child less than six months of age, or less than one year of age if the child receives substantial nutrition through nursing.” However, the law does not make recommendations for how the judge should rule beyond this stipulation. Child custody rulings should comply with best practices that follow the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, recommending breastfeeding until at least two years of age with continuation of breastfeeding as long as mutually desired by mother and child.

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