Given money is not a matter of concern, and the mother cares more about the health and future of her child rather than her career development/future, when is a good time for a mother to go back to work after giving birth?
I have read this article that talks about the attachment theory and I wonder if it is best for the child to be with her mom for at least 2 years?
On the other hand, I hear some parents talk about how their kids learn a lot of useful things at child care and how it is beneficial for kids to spend their time at child care. So, it makes me think that maybe it is in the interest of the child to be taken care of at a child care center rather than be with her mom all the time (before the age of 2 I mean).
I am looking for other articles to understand whether it is best for my baby's mental health to be in childcare or to be with the mother. I am trying to understand what science says about what's best for the mental health of the baby.