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Paid maternity leave associated with reduced infant deaths

Paid maternity leave associated with reduced infant deaths

It’s already been demonstrated by studies that paid maternity leave in affluent countries has benefits including reduced neonatal and infant mortality. Previous research has also demonstrated that paid maternity leave has been connected to improved outcomes for mothers and babies including lower rates of postpartum depression, more successful breastfeeding, and higher compliance with routine checkups and immunizations for baby. A new study examined effects of paid maternity leave in middle to low income countries. They found that there, too, paid maternity…

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