Now coming to the practical views, I would say that you should not resign and go. Women being very empowered should take it as a challenge.Obviously, if there are 50 employees in your establishment (men and women put together) you can demand for a creche and you will get 4 times to visit your baby and feed him/her over a period of 8 hours. This will solve more than half of your problems. At the same time, if you resign and go saying that I want to take care of my baby, then the question generally posed on the women will be "why didn't you think it before availing maternity leave with salary, when everyone knows that a baby of six months old will need the mother's care all throughout the day?" When all women start leaving the organisations who had given them employment at a time when employment was very important than their families then the employers will also start thinking that let the women take care of their families and we can abstain from hiring them. Should we give opportunity to employers to think kike this?????
19th December 2018 From India, Kannur
May explore the possibility of working from home as the Maternity Benefit Act has an advisory on this based on mutually agreed terms.
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19th December 2018 From India, Mumbai
As Shailesh put it why don't you meet the concerned and request for accommodating you on 'work from home'? This is in vogue nowadays.
Also you should consider employing inescapable/dependable domestic help around, full time or part-time, if possible. This will call for you slowly switch over to supplement feed. Is your office close-by? If not consider shifting your house nearest to office even if you have to incur little more rent. How about your husband. There is a provision of 'paternity leave' for men blessed with a new born. Try this. If you discuss your difficulties with your office/HoD they might come out with some solution.
19th December 2018 From India, Bangalore