The Wider Image: New mothers suffer nerves, guilt as maternity leave ends
Natalia Segredo, an attorney working for a legal firm, and her husband Mathias Moscardi, a self employed businessman who imports toys, pose with their three-month-old baby Alfonsina in the week Natalia went back to work, in Montevideo, Uruguay, February 14, 2019. Natalia returned to work on February 11 after 98 days of paid maternity leave. "Going back to work generates insecurity and anguish. Anguish for not knowing how my daughter will react to my absence; insecurity for thinking that I can stop producing milk, that the baby can refuse to take a bottle or otherwise refuse to breastfeed if she gets used to the bottle. Fear that being so small, she may feel that I am leaving her aside and a deep feeling that I am abandoning it", Natalia said. REUTERS/Andres Stapff SEARCH "MOTHERS GLOBAL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.