When the Affordable Care Act was written to support of breastfeeding, including supplies and counseling, as preventative care coverage, there were lots of shouts of glee from not only nursing and expecting mothers, but also from advocates of breastfeeding. This regulation was to become effective August 2012. So when I became pregnant with baby sister early in 2013, I was elated, especially as a working mom since I had supply issues with my first daughter and was already looking into updating my breast pump.
What I’ve come to discover, though, is that not all insurance companies are made equal. And because of the vagueness of how the Affordable Care Act is written pertaining to breastfeeding support, it’s become apparent that some insurers are not providing as much support and ease for women as originally thought. This summer, when I called my insurance company to find out their specific regulations, I was sent on a wild goose chase, and eventually ended up giving up on this endeavor. For now.
To read more about how how insurance companies are failing to help support the breastfeeding mom, hop on over to BabyZone where you can read more about the wild goose chase I was sent on.