I am a new mother of a 3 months little boy and Leaving the newborn after 49 days is Horrible!
At 49 days, the little child is NOT sleeping at night yet, the little child needs to be nursed each 2 hours at least, he needs to be Breastfed, at 49 days a little new born needs his parents and his Mother!!!!!
As for the mother, she needs to rest after the labour of the delivery and she needs to take care of herself and of her newborn! 49 days is not Enough for WORKING WOMEN in Lebanon!!! I can assure you, EVEN though I’m known as a workaholic and even though I love my work!
For working parents in Lebanon, the 49 days that are counted since the day of the delivery as per the labor law (even weekends are counted) are clearly Not Enough!
If I had not managed to take my personal vacation leaves after those 49 days, I would have left JN with his grandparents because I am lucky enough to have them.
But thinking of those parents who do not have a grandma who can take care of the newborn when the mother and dad are working , this is heartbreaking!
Lebanese Parliament members SHOULD MEET AND VOTE DURING A GENERAL ASSEMBLY on the draft law aiming at making the Maternity leave of 70 days!
this is the least women of Lebanon can accept!
Rita Chemaly a new mother who is waiting for the amendment of the Labor Law!
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