These New Breastfeeding Guidelines Ignore the Reality of Many American Moms

On the heels of Roe being overturned, a formula shortage and the failure to pass the PUMP Act, the recommendation to breastfeed for “two years or beyond” was ill timed.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #breastfeeding, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #family-leaves, #food-insecurity, #infant-formulas, #internal-sub-only-nl, #senate

When Where You Work Determines if You Can Get an Abortion

After the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, many women are discovering that their employer can shape major decisions in their lives even more than it did a week ago.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #employee-fringe-benefits, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #labor-and-jobs, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #women-and-girls

If Roe Is Overturned, Where Should the Pro-Life Movement Go Next?

“Now is not the time to brag or gloat or celebrate. Now is the time to get to work.”

#abortion, #affordable-housing, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #christians-and-christianity, #family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #poverty, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

The Systemic Realities Created by Legal Abortion

Thoughts on the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #internal-sub-only-nl, #poverty, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #womens-rights

American Families Are Drowning in Care Costs. Here’s How to Change That.

Ai-jen Poo on the economic potential of a public investment in child care, elder care and paid family leave.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #child-care, #family-leaves, #income-inequality, #mcghee-heather-c-1980, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #poo-ai-jen, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

What Parental Leave Means to Dads and Non-birthing Partners

Parents told us what having paid parental leave — or not — meant for their families.

#adoptions, #family-leaves, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

No Paid Family Leave? That Hurts Dads, Too.

Until everyone has it, paid parental leave will be seen as nonessential.

#adoptions, #family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #parenting, #work-life-balance

‘We Finally Have Something to Celebrate’: The Infrastructure Bill Is Signed

Readers hail the $1 trillion bill but bemoan the partisanship and worry about online scams. Also: Paid family leave; court logjam; food deliveries.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #delivery-services, #family-leaves, #food, #infrastructure-public-works, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #prisons-and-prisoners, #republican-party, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #united-states-politics-and-government

Without Parental Leave I Might Be Dead

Family leave should be a right, not a privilege.

#babies-and-infants, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Dads Need to Start Shouting About Paid Leave

Moms have been telling their stories alone for too long.

#family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Paid Family Leave Is Good for Everyone

Taking time off from work when a baby is born is essential for mothers and fathers.

#buttigieg-pete-1982, #family-leaves, #paid-time-off, #parenting

A Dose of Optimism About Mothers at Work

The economist Claudia Goldin has hope for the future.

#discrimination, #family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #wages-and-salaries, #work-life-balance

Why Paid Family Leave’s Demise This Time Could Fuel It Later

In failing to secure a benefit with bipartisan appeal, President Biden joins a long line of frustrated politicians. But some Republicans say it could be resurrected on its own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #family-leaves, #federal-budget-us, #gillibrand-kirsten-e, #paid-time-off, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

How 4 Weeks of U.S. Paid Leave Would Compare With the Rest of the World

The U.S. is one of six countries with no national paid leave. The Democrats have cut their plan to four weeks, which would still make it an outlier.

#disability-insurance, #family-leaves, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Democrats’ Plan Takes Gender-Neutral Approach to Family Policies

Compared with its peers, the U.S. has little in the way of family policy, but where it exists, it has mostly treated men and women the same. The Democrats’ plan would cement that.

#american-families-plan-2021, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #elder-care, #family-leaves, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Why Is Raising a Child in the United States So Hard?

Family welfare policies never took off in the United States as they did in the rest of the wealthy world. Some Democrats think the country is ready.

#child-care, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #day-care-centers, #debatable, #education-pre-school, #family-leaves, #paid-time-off, #welfare-us

Biden’s Paid Leave Plan at Risk as Lawmakers Seek Cuts

An initial proposal to offer workers 12 weeks of paid leave could be whittled down as Democrats try to trim their $3.5 trillion social policy bill.

#family-leaves, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Pete Buttigieg Joins the Parental Leave Debate: ‘This Is Work.’

“It’s one thing to believe something as a matter of policy,” Mr. Buttigieg said about taking paid time off. “It’s another to live it and see how much of a difference it could make.”

#buttigieg-chasten, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #family-leaves, #parenting, #united-states-politics-and-government, #work-life-balance

Paternity Leave Fear

Even when paid leave is guaranteed, many men fear it would set them back at work. A new study from Norway shows a way to a solution.

#family-leaves, #norway, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #work-life-balance

China’s Three-Child Policy Sparks Indignation and Concern

Intense workplace competition, inadequate child care and widespread job discrimination against pregnant women have made childbearing an unappealing prospect for many.

#beijing-china, #china, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #lu-pin, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

America Is Brutal to Parents. Biden Is Trying to Change That.

We’re finally on the cusp of a humane family policy.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #day-care-centers, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #murray-patty, #republican-party, #schlafly-phyllis, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls

Italian Volleyball Player Lara Lugli Sues Team For Losing Job After Pregnancy

It is common for paid women athletes in Italy to be forced to leave after they get pregnant. Now one of them has ignited a debate that was a long time coming.

#athletics-and-sports, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #lugli-lara, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #volleyball, #women-and-girls

British Law Highlights Parental Leave for Lawmakers

Britain approved a measure allowing senior government ministers to take maternity leave without penalty. But some countries make no provisions for lawmakers who are new parents.

#braverman-suella, #family-leaves, #government-employees, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #paid-time-off, #politics-and-government

50 Million Americans Are Unpaid Caregivers. We Need Help.

Biden must make good on his promise to support families with sick loved ones.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #elderly, #family-leaves, #home-health-care

Biden Should Go Big, and Then Brag About It

Voters in both red and blue states have revealed what they want from government.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #family-leaves, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #referendums, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #voting-and-voters

Biden’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors

The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.

#ai-jen-poo, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #domestic-service, #elderly, #family-leaves, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #home-health-care, #long-term-care-insurance, #national-alliance-for-caregiving, #national-domestic-workers-alliance, #nursing-homes, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The Year in Pandemic Parenting

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

Parenting During the Pandemic: Stories From Families Across America

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

Switzerland Votes to Approve Paternity Leave

Fathers will be allowed 10 days of paid time off after voters endorsed a new law despite a conservative backlash that forced a referendum.

#family-leaves, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #switzerland

Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential?

The fate of a law mandating two weeks of paid leave for fathers will be decided at the polls after a conservative backlash forced a referendum.

#family-leaves, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #switzerland

Parents vs. Nonparents in the Workplace

Workers with children bristle at the notion that they are enjoying special privileges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

Buffy Wicks Voted on the Floor With a Newborn in Her Arms

The California state assemblywoman brought her month-old baby to the chamber — and instantly became an image of moms who do it all.

#california, #family-leaves, #parenting, #state-legislatures, #wicks-buffy

Employers Are Discriminating Against Mothers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

‘I have been given two options: either resign or get fired.’

#child-care, #discrimination, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #unemployment, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Pandemic Has Reshaped American Fatherhood. Can It Last?

Evidence from Sweden shows even short stints of time at home for fathers can have long-term consequences.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #family-leaves, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #quarantines, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states

Pandemic Paid Leave Is Available: Why Some Parents Aren’t Taking It

There may still be a lack of awareness about the benefit, but for families who do know, they’re weighing the risks

#child-care, #family-leaves, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #paid-time-off, #parenting