By: A.M., IANtB Science Editor
We don’t usually get political here, but since the U.S. is the only Western country without any form of paid parental leave, Jamie and I have both discussed our curiosity about its possible effects on breastfeeding success. In a 1999 article in Demography, Roe et al. demonstrated a positive correlation between parental leave and duration of breastfeeding.
So far, three states have instituted a paid parental leave policy. D.C.’s program would be the … Keep Reading!!!
Netflix has announced the most amazing parental leave program I’ve seen yet. Netflix employees are now entitled to unlimited time off during the first year of their child’s life – with full pay! This program is offered to both mothers and fathers. Netflix has even taken the step to make sure it applies to adoptions. They have really ensured all employees, no matter who they decide to extend their families, are covered.
At any point, employees are welcome to come … Keep Reading!!!
The world’s coolest billionaire has stepped up his game again. The CEO of Virgin Group has added a year’s paid parental leave to benefits his employees receive. This means dads can enjoy the first year with their newborns as well.
All employees can take up to 12 months and be assured their job will be waiting when they return, but those who’ve been employed with Virgin for more than four years receive 100% of their pay for that time. Those … Keep Reading!!!