From a client who sought preauthorization while still pregnant and gave permission to share: “Well, it definitely was jumping through hoops, but I think it was worth it and I think by including elected officials, it could possibly effect some change. First, I did a lot of research with National Women’s Law Center, and usedContinue reading “Getting Anthem to cover lactation visits”
Author Archives: Margot Mann
Breastfeeding a matter of human rights, say UN experts, urging action on harmful formula milk advertising practices.
Can insurers deny coverage for breastfeeding mothers?
Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding
Study on Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding, from Women’s Health Issues The Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health has published a study entitled, “Access to Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding after Passage of the Affordable Care Act,” examining the associations between the access as mandated by the federal law and breastfeeding initiation and duration. The study foundContinue reading “Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding”
CDC wants improved breastfeeding support in hospitals
US hospitals have improved their support for breastfeeding mothers but not enough according to Dr Thomas Frieden. They should strive for UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Hospital Status. Read more: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/hospitals-are-improving-breastfeeding-support-but-more-needs-to-change-9-cdc-report-findings.html
Boob Group: Nurse an adopted baby?
One adoptive mother’s story: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-boob-group/id539410267?mt=2
Swiss Foundation and Yale School of Public Health Partner to Increase Breastfeeding Globally
Despite WHO recommendations, less than 40 percent of infants under six months of age are breastfed exclusively. Click here to see how the Swiss Foundation and Yale School of Public Health partner to solve this problem globally.
A new, more discreet breast pump being designed at MIT
New Breast Pump Could Offer More Freedom for Busy Moms A startup is redesigning the breast pump to make it more convenient and discreet for nursing moms.