I was lucky to have a year paid in the UK with both my babies. I can’t imagine having to go back to work right away. My little one had a lot of issues and I would find that really difficult.
I am in NJ and I had 6 weeks of disability followed by 6 weeks of FDI. I went back at 12 weeks. It is a sick joke! I think women should have at least a year paid! My husband only had 3.5 weeks off - in which he had to use his personal time. Men should have at least 6 months, paid!
I have a year...don't know how mama's who go back early do it. My brain felt foggy until last month (month 10)
In Europe moms get a year paid. I think it’s an important investment in our children. Breastfeeding for a full year would be hard or almost impossible going back to work so quickly. I personally get to stay home so it’s a non issue for me. But my heart breaks for you working mamas who wish you were home (of course I think it’s important to have the option for what’s best for you and baby)
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