Tara - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 47 moms have responded )
When women have babies, most would agree that they should be able to remain at home with their child. Doing so facilitates a more solid bond, a stronger breastfeeding relationship, prevents ppd and generally makes for an easier and more rewarding experience for the family as a whole.
The following link will take you to a graph of maternity leave stats around the world. It is broken down into geographical areas.
Check out the US and Australia compared to the majority of the rest of the world.
Making it easier for moms to stay home with their babies rather than return to work would help to solve a lot of the social problems in the US, as well as reducing the numbers of health related costs associated with sending infants to day care and moms to work.
What do you think?