Unfortunately, it happens that a woman with a baby is forced to work. Combining baby care and work is not easy, but possible.
Working full-time for a woman who is forced to take care of a baby is hardly reasonable, even if there is an opportunity to leave the baby with someone from her relatives or with a nanny. For a child under one year old, communication with a mother is extremely important, and only an extreme necessity can force a woman to sacrifice this.
If this does happen, you should think about how to maintain breastfeeding, whether it is possible to take breaks from work, or you will have to leave breast milk in bottles so that the baby can drink it in the absence of mom. It is also worth organizing the rest of the day, free from work, in such a way as to maximize the lack of communication with the baby. Consequently, a woman with a baby is unlikely to be suitable for work with a shift schedule, as well as one in which it is impossible to leave the workplace.
If a woman has someone to leave her baby with for a few hours, you can find a part-time job near the house as a cleaner, for example. By working a couple of hours a day, a woman will be able to devote enough time to her child and slightly adjust her budget.
If the health and temperament of the baby allows, and the young mother feels enough strength in herself, she can take care of another baby and get paid for it. It will be nice if the children are about the same age. In this case, the diet, walks and sleep, games and entertainment will be about the same. Taking care of her baby, a woman will be able to successfully fulfill the duties of a nanny.
Remote work is also becoming a good way out for a baby mother. You can agree to work from home at the place of your main activity - this will help to keep the connection with the team, with the employer in the decree, and not to lose professional skills.
If this option is not possible, you can find work on the Internet as a copywriter, web designer, etc. Such an activity is convenient in that the woman herself builds her schedule in accordance with the baby's regimen, calculates her time and strength. Perhaps a young mother will create her own website, which will eventually bring her income.
Another option for a mom on maternity leave is to work as a photographer who specializes in photographing babies. If a woman was fond of photography before the birth of a baby, she has the necessary skills and equipment to create professional pictures, you can try to invite mothers you know to hold a photo session of their child. First, it is worth holding 2-3 free "promotions", and then there is a high probability of receiving orders for a reward, if, of course, the photos are really high quality.
Needlework is another type of activity that a mother on maternity leave can earn. If a woman loves to knit, it is worth starting with her beloved baby - let him "work" as a model. Demonstrating beautiful knitted things during walks, visits to the clinic, visits to guests, the baby will surely cause admiration of those around him and, possibly, help his mother get the first few orders. Of course, things must be connected flawlessly - then others will really want to have similar ones.