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8th February 2012 05:44 AM #1
Women in the media with their new babies at work
There's been a few cases in the media over the last year of well known women taking their newborn babies to work with them. Have a look at this news article showing a MEP from Italy taking new new baby girl to work in a sling, very much in the eyes of the media.
What's your opinion on cases like these? I think it's great that this baby girl seems so happy close to her mum (who is obviously very successful) but I also wonder if the media play down the time needed to recover from pregnancy and birth. I know not everyone has the luxury of time off work, but I also wonder if the wonderful (but tiring) time bonding with your newborn baby is being hurried by society's expectations to get back to work. What do you think?
8th February 2012 10:00 AM #2
I am in two minds - they are gorgeous pictures of a mum wearing her baby and she is is obviously in love with her baby. But the baby is so little and I would hope they'd be home having a baby moon, getting to know each other without outside distractions.
On a personal I did return to work very part time with my last two babies at around three months. They came with me on prenatal visits - offering a live breastfeeding demonstration - my husband would care for them if I got called to a birth. It was a juggling act.
8th February 2012 12:32 PM #3
Wow aussiemidwife! - a live breastfeeding demonstration - now that's invaluable experience for a new breastfeeding mum.