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Petition Extend the Statutory Paternity Leave to minimum 4 weeks.

Fathers have very important role in the upbringing of their children. First weeks of having a newborn are extremely tough - mothers need support; also very crucial as fathers need to bond with their new baby. Two weeks of SPL is not enough.

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Parents should be involved as much as mothers in newborn care. The modern family with two working parents should be equally equipped to explore and discover a healthy balance to meet the baby’s needs after birth and to bond with their baby, and adjust to the new life together.

Mothers are at risk after birth for “the baby blues” or post-partum depression. Fathers are an important factor in moderating this risk, giving mothers more time to focus on self-care.

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