Mark Zuckerberg to Take 2 Months’ Paternity Leave

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post late Friday that he will take two months of paternity leave once his daughter is born.

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post late Friday that he will take two months of paternity leave once his daughter is born.

Zuckerberg announced in July that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were expecting a baby girl, also detailing at the time the couple’s struggles with miscarriages.

Zuckerberg wrote in his post (embedded below):

Priscilla and I are starting to get ready for our daughter’s arrival. We’ve been picking out our favorite childhood books and toys.

We’ve also been thinking about how we’re going to take time off during the first months of her life. This is a very personal decision, and I’ve decided to take two months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives.

Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families. At Facebook, we offer our U.S. employees up to four months of paid maternity or paternity leave which they can take throughout the year.

Every day things are getting a little more real for us, and we’re excited to start this next stage in our lives.

Here’s a photo of Beast with our baby seat. I think he knows something’s up.

Readers: What do you think of Zuckerberg’s decision?

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