"A ground-breaking study has found that mothers can go back to work months after the birth of their child without the baby's wellbeing suffering as a result." The Guardian reports: "While there are downsides to mothers taking work during their child's first year, there were also significant advantages—an increase in mothers' income and wellbeing, and a greater likelihood that children receive high-quality childcare. Taking everything into account, the researchers said, the net effect was neutral. ... The new study, led by New York's Columbia University School of Social Work, was published last week by the Society for Research in Child Development."