Is it better for infant baby to be with a parent or in daycare all day while parent is at work?

Husband and I decided I will stay home when our baby is born in a few weeks. Well today, I had a relative tell me that being a stay at home mom was stupid, and that baby doesn’t know the difference between a daycare worker and their own mom taking care of them, and that staying home is lazy and only for the mom’s benefit, and doesn’t benefit the baby at all. Do you agree or disagree?

It made me really mad... I’m obviously still festering about it now. I understand a lot of parents have to put their kids in daycare out of necessity, but I don’t think they would if they didn’t have to. What’s your opinion?

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