Mother who claims new dads SHOULD leave their newborns ‘with mum’ and ‘go out and pay the bills’ leaves This Morning viewers raging
- Discussing Harry’s decision to go to the Hague just four days after Archie’s birth, journalist and mum Alley Einstein said men should go back to work
- However, Vanessa Feltz was aghast at her ‘old fashioned’ views and raged back saying a baby is a ‘joint project’ that you have to raise together
- Viewers generally agreed, with one saying: ‘Women need MORE support after having a baby, not less’
A fierce row erupted on This Morning today over whether fathers should travel for work in the days after a child’s birth.
Discussing Prince Harry’s decision to leave Meghan and their first child Archie – born on Monday – television presenter Vanessa Feltz was joined by journalist Alley Einstein, and a heated debate ensued.
After Einstein, herself a mother, made it clear that she thought men should return to work quickly, an infuriated Vanessa – and many viewers on social media – branded her ‘old-fashioned’.
Vanessa Feltz could hardly contain her anger as journalist – and mother – Alley Einstein backed the scrapping of paternity leave for new fathers, saying the early weeks were about ‘bonding between mother and child’
Philip Schofield and Holly Willougby looked on as Feltz and Einstein locked horns on the issue of whether entitled parental leave should be scrapped
Einstein had ranted: ‘I think there’s a lot of pressure on men, they don’t really know what to do. In those first few weeks after a child is born, that is really the quality bonding time for mum and child.’
Head in her hands, Feltz couldn’t hide her rage, saying: ‘I’m absolutely aghast at pretty much everything you’ve just said. A baby is a joint project! You have to make it together and you have to raise it together.’
She added: ‘Any bloke must one to – and should want to – be part of it from the very beginning’.
Einstein told viewers that she actually thought her view that men should get back out to work and pay the bills was ‘very modern’
Increasingly irked, Vanessa listened as Einstein said she’d been left by her husband, who had had to go away for work just after she’d had a baby – and she didn’t ‘begrudge it’
On Twitter, Einstein felt the brunt of viewers; @LauraBeautician wrote: ‘@alleyeinstein our newborn is the one that is now losing out. Paternity leave shouldn’t be stopped, it needs to be longer. Us caesarean mums need that extra help. I was unable to change a nappy, dress her and even pick her up.’
@spackman_d added: ‘Oh sweet lord. Am I actually listening to this woman on @thismorning – wise up Alley Einstein. Women need MORE support after having a baby, not less.’
Einstein said her view was actually ‘very modern’ and said her former husband had travelled in the weeks after she’d given birth and ‘I didn’t begrudge him that’.
Prince Harry, who became a father just three days ago, travelled to the Hague this morning.
The duke was visiting the Dutch city for the one-year countdown to his charity event, after introducing royal baby Archie to the world alongside Meghan in an eagerly anticipated photocall yesterday following his birth on Monday.