The Changing Face of Motherhood survey, commissioned by Procter and Gamble, found that 45pc of mums feel no guilt balancing work with the time they spend with the children.
> The other 55pc felt otherwise. Those with children aged 3-5 years were most likely to feel guilty.
> Women can pay as much as €15,000 a year to have just one child minded. Yet women earn an average of €29,400 a year - leaving them with €2,000 a month after tax and other deductions. It means that mums with more than one child could be handing over all their earnings to someone else to mind their children.