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Helps to maintain good physical and mental health for mothers

Having adequate time for your body to recover post-delivery is a benefit for physical health. Add this with time to adjust to nursing, bond with family and transition to formula. Extended maternity leave provides time to manage the challenges that come with having a new baby. It removes the pressure to focus on work while juggling a new baby, and provides the opportunity, to settle into an efficient routine. (Chatterji, and Markowitz) found “that mothers who return to work later are reporting fewer symptoms of depression, such as “my sleep was restless” or “I could not get going,” or are experiencing such symptoms with less frequency or both.”