IBCLC health insurance

Why most private practice IBCLCs don’t take insurance

Posted 25 CommentsPosted in IBCLC, Insurance, Lactation Consultant, Licensure, Massachusetts

If you’ve done any research into pregnancy or breastfeeding in the United States in the past few years, it’s likely you’re aware that the Affordable Care Act expanded preventative health care services to include breastfeeding support- as of August 1, 2012, health plans in the United States were generally required to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and […]

Getting your IBCLC visit covered by insurance: an update

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In a blog post earlier this year, I discussed the obnoxious loophole that allows health insurance companies in the United States to claim that they cover breastfeeding support and supplies as per the Affordable Care Act, even though they won’t allow IBCLCs to be in-network providers (and often will refuse to reimburse families for their […]

breastfeeding isn't easy

Breastfeeding is normal, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Breastfeeding Tips, Home Visits, IBCLC, Lactation Consultant

Over the past few decades, the language we use to promote breastfeeding has changed.  We used to say “breast is best”- but that implied that formula feeding was either worst or almost the best.  So we switched to saying “breastfeeding is natural”… and of course, breastfeeding IS often natural.  But not always.  Never mind the […]