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Nursing Bra Controversy: Wire-Free or Underwire?

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Nursing Bra Controversy: Wire-Free or Underwire? We have successfully offered our patented Flexywire and Wirefree bras for almost 15 years now, and it seems to come down to a few things to be aware of in this realm.

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USA Health Reform and Breastfeeding Mothers

Federal Health Reform and Nursing Mothers President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 30, 2010. (See the combined full text of Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152 here.)  Among many provisions, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express milk. The employer is not required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time for any work time spent for such purpose. The employer must...

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Affordable Care Act: Supporting breastfeeding mothers

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Affordable Care Act: Supporting breastfeeding mothers The ACA requires new private health insurance plans, including those available in the new health insurance marketplaces, to provide coverage for specified women’s preventive health services with no cost sharing (e.g., copayment, coinsurance, or deductible). Breastfeeding support, supplies and lactation counseling are one of these specified preventive services. I appreciate that it is covered under 'preventive services', because breastfeeding prevents disease! Why NOT breastfeed or use breastmilk banks? exerpt from National Confrence for State Legislators: Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act February 2014; material added June 30, 2014 The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a special...

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Health Awareness: Breastfeeding is challenging.

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Breastfeeding is challenging. Despite the many rewards and health benefits of breastfeeding, it can be challenging. For example: Being the sole source of nutrition for your infant is not always easy. Many nursing mothers have sore nipples, breast engorgement (very full breasts) when their “milk comes in”, and occasionally breast infections that require treatment with antibiotics. Some women have had breast surgery that can reduce the amount of human milk they produce. These women may have to feed their infants with formula in addition to the milk they produce. Breastfeeding can be stressful. For instance, a lack of support by...

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Breastfeeding Rights: State Laws

As a new mother you are 2600 times more busy than ever before.  Therefore we wanted to get some breastfeeding legal information in an easy format so you know your rights.  I have copied information directly from the site National Confrence of Stage Legislators, on the page is a great tool where you can enter in your state to find specific laws regarding breastfeeding and pumping rights. State Breastfeeding Laws Forty-nine states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location. (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware,...

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