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I read with interest this article from Science Daily that related an astounding study about the benefits of nursing for at least six months to children of Hispanic and/or African ancestry. That takes a real commitment on the part of the mothers, who are more likely to be sole parents than women of northern European heritage, according to the article.
While I perused the article noted above, however, I also found this article advocating for paid maternity leave for women. As long-term readers of this humble effort may remember, I believe that women have the human right to raise their own children, so I believe that "maternity leave" stretches for at least several years. What caught my interest in the article, however, was the now-proven fact that being cared for by one's mother is healthier for babies. That goes counter-culture here in the United States, where many (if not most) people feel that little difference exists between maternal care and "professional" day care.
Please plan to remain at home with your children for at least the first three years, if not until they are grown.
Maternal-child feeding article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161122131934.htm
Maternal leave article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160330123502.htm