We used government assistance to help initially offset the costs of a new baby (see - WIC).
It was still a struggle to go in and have to use it. (Internal struggle that is) And we got off of it as soon as humanly possible. I cant understand people that are content with letting someone else take care of them with no responsibility whatsoever.
I remember while still in college being offered WIC cheese by girls I knew. I thought the cheese a good idea but why were single mothers so often needing food stamps?
That was then and I learned why long ago. Day care is like health insurance, UNAFFORDABLE for too many. I do miss the cheese though.