Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Insurance Guidelines For Breast Feeding Moms!



Great news for moms who want to meet long-term breastfeeding goals!

As reported by UpperSauconPatch...

The new guidelines adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services, require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventative services. Well visits and lactation support are among the items on a list of preventative services under these guidelines. “The Affordable Care Act helps stop health problems before they start,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “These historic guidelines are based on science and existing literature and will help ensure women get the preventive health benefits they need.”   Read More! 

This is exciting news! 75 percent of moms start out breast feeding, but those numbers drop significantly within the first few weeks. Do these new guidelines mean those numbers will increase or at least stabilize? Only time will tell. This is also great news for lactation consultants or those considering it as a career.

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