A Boss Snapped This Photo Of A Mom At Work With Her Baby – And Made A Comment That Went Viral

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Mind you, the reasons why some women choose not to return to work after having babies vary considerably. Some decide to be full-time caregivers to their children, for instance; others, by contrast, practically have that role thrust upon them, as it proves more cost-effective to give up their wages than to have to pay for childcare.

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On the other side of the coin, though, 2012 research by the U.S. Department of Labor found that almost a quarter of the new moms surveyed had returned to work within a mere two weeks after giving birth. And perhaps this is all down to the relative paucity of paid maternity leave in America.

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