CNN – Senator Merkley Helps Nursing Mothers

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Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley added an amendment to the health care reform law that will give new mothers privacy and flexible break times to pump breastmilk once they return to work. CNN – Senator Merkley Helps Nursing Mothers This timeline from the Kaiser Family Foundation may also be helpful: Health Reform Implementation Timeline The implementation […]

FAQ on Employed Breastfeeding Mothers & Health Care Reform

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Press release from the United States Breastfeeding Committee: USBC Applauds Workplace Breastfeeding Support Provision in Health Care Reform Press release (PDF file) from the US Lactation Consultant Association: US Lactation Consultant Association Commends Breastfeeding Support Provision in Health Care Reform Here’s the USBC FAQ: Health Care Reform Boosts Support for Employed Breastfeeding Mothers: FAQ With […]

Breast-milk bill backers irked

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Does anyone have more info on this Iowa bill? I believe the correct link to the part in question (House Amendment 8615) is: http://coolice.legis.state.ia.us/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=BillInfo&Service=Billbook&ga=83&hbill=H8615 Breast-milk bill backers irked www.omaha.com DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Breast-feeding advocates are bewildered that proposed changes to a bill intended to make the practice easier for women in Iowa would […]

Gap in health care law’s protection for children

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The Associated Press: Gap in health care law’s protection for children www.bostonherald.com WASHINGTON — Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.

In the Philippines…

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GMA signs Expanded Breastfeeding Act | The Philippine Star www.philstar.com MANILA, Philippines – Government offices and private establishments may soon have “lactation stations” where mothers can breastfeed their babies or store their breast milk in refrigerated containers.

PPD legislation

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FYI: Another thing included in the health care bill… (Sec. 2952) Encourages the Secretary to continue activities on postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis, including research to expand the understanding of their causes and treatment. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to eligible entities for projects to establ…ish, operate, and coordinate effective and cost-efficient systems for […]

Wisconsin breastfeeding bill signed into law

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Wisconsin breastfeeding bill signed into law: In part: “A mother may breast−feed her child in any public or private location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be. No person may interfere with the right of a mother to breast−feed her child as provided in this section.” Under the general penalty provision in Wisconsin state […]