Alex Corrado
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Fact of the Month: PFL Benefits Parents - and Babies, Too

April 3, 2018

Bonding is one of the most popular ways New York employees are using Paid Family Leave. And, as it turns out, PFL for bonding not only helps moms and dads build lasting relationships with their children, research indicates it has a pretty important impact on the health and wellness of children too – look at these surprising correlations between Paid Family Leave and the health and wellness of newborns:

  • A 10-week extension of paid leave reduced the death rate in infants under a year old by 6%1
  • Children whose families utilize Paid Family Leave have higher rates of immunizations and participations in well-child check-ups1
  • Paid Family Leave yields higher rates and longer periods of breastfeeding, which in turn, reduces the rates of childhood infections1

So, while taking PFL to bond helps Moms and Dads ease into lifestyle changes and maintain a better work life/balance, these research findings indicate that it can help improve the lives of babies as well. Having the time you need to schedule doctor appointments and check-ups is important to ensuring a child’s health, and to parents’ peace of mind.

If you have questions about Paid Family Leave and bonding, read our Top 3 Must See Q&A on Bonding, or visit our in-depth look at PFL for Bonding.

ICYMI: Need more reasons why bonding is important? Check out the Benefits of Bonding for other ways Paid Family Leave helps parents and children alike.

If you have any questions about Paid Family Leave, contact us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com and we’ll be happy to help.

This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any PFL information is as of the blog post’s date stamp; it is based on the applicable statutes and regulation,  and may change as regulations evolve or NY State issues guidance regarding Paid Family Leave regulations. Have more questions? Email us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com

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