Our expert says:
If you have to chase him, he's not worth catching. Maybe he fels overwhelmed at the pospect of fatherhood, but whatver the reason, this is a shabby way to behave, and he owes it to you to talk this through. You're right that calling and screaming at him won't help. Talk to family and friends. Talk to the cat.
And yes, you must in due course go to court and have the court require him to pay full maintenance --- for the sake of the child, and so as to remind him not to ever do this to anyone else.
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