Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act.

  title={Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act.},
  author={Summer Sherburne Hawkins and Sarah Dow-Fleisner and Alice Noble},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={62 5},
Mothers who receive or qualify for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program or have lower income are less likely to start and continue breastfeeding than their more advantaged counterparts. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to provide break time and space to express breast milk and requires insurance companies to cover breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling at no cost to mothers. This ACA benefit does not extend to all Medicaid recipients or… CONTINUE READING
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