Maternity leaves are never objectionable, however with regards to paternity leaves; it ends up a standout amongst the most questionable theme of all circumstances. Maternity leaves are well justified since, the woman carried the child in her womb for nine months and breastfeeds him for six months after the delivery, but there are justified reasons for paternity leave as well. This is one of the time periods in which the wife will need care and help from her husband, the most. Moreover, the six week to six month period after the delivery is really important for both the parents in forming a bond with the child. Hence, men have equal right, need and obligation to spend quality time bonding with and caring for the newborn.