Maternity leaves are never argued, but when it concerns paternity leaves; it ends up a standout in the most questionable topic of all situations. Maternity leaves are well justified. The woman carried the child in her womb for nine months and breastfeeds him for six months after the delivery. However, there are defensible 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 responsibility regarding investing quality energy holding with and looking after the infant.