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There is no national paid family leave in the United States — only unpaid leave. Twelve weeks is a standard length in state policies and the standard amount of time used in most studies. Budde added: "I believe people are going to keep having babies, and we owe it to humanity to make it as easy as possible for them to be good parents. Access to paid leave is associated with lower rates of postpartum maternal depression, they wrote. Additionally, paid maternity leave of six weeks or less was linked with mothers being four times less likely to establish breastfeeding within the first month, and doubled the likelihood of women giving up on breastfeeding compared with women who were not working.