NO! This is ridiculous. When we decide to have a child, we also make a decision that requires we provide for this new life. For my part I was pleased to work on my parenting skills on my own during the day and at my own pace. BTW the working father did not long for mid- night time feeding and changing the new baby, nor did the working parent jump out of bed on weekends just to spend as much time as possible with this new life. Not accusing all, but enough to make it just flat out silly to provide this expensive "benefit" which is in general unnecessary. Don't quote unusual situations to make a rule for all!