Explore your telecommuting options
Telecommuting could be an option for those who are not necessarily physically or maybe even emotionally ready to leave their newborn. Make sure you explore this option with your supervisor. It is also a great way to ease your way back into the work world mentally for a week or two before heading out to the office. Be mindful that telecommuting takes a lot of multitasking and micromanaging from outside of the office, so make sure you are able to handle both answering timely emails and taking phone conferences while possibly having to feed and burp the little one.