Tag Archives: affordable care act

July 4th: Baseball, Barbecue, Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding should be as American as apple pie, but it’s not . . . yet. There’s been great progress over the last few years, but it’s not enough. While the issue of nursing in public dominates media coverage, too many … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/04/2014

Booby Traps Series: Federal pumping law leaves out millions of moms

If you expect to be pumping at work and want to know your rights, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare” requires … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/07/2013

Booby Traps Series: Students should have the right to pump on campus.

“When I got to the room I was using to pump, there was someone in it taking a nap.” “I found a carrel in the library, but it wasn’t very private.” “I heard there’s a secret room in the Whitmore … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/09/2013

Booby Traps Series: Anthem gets an A, Humana gets an F. What grade did your insurer get in support for breastfeeding?

It’s been a year since the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) began requiring insurers to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling” with no co-pays. This was a very welcome development.  But in the absence of specific guidance on … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/20/2013

Booby Traps Series: This Labor Day, ask Congress to extend federal pumping law to all moms

You may have heard that the federal health care reform law of 2010 (known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) requires employers to provide reasonable break time in a non-bathroom location to pump their milk. But did you know … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/02/2013

Booby Traps Series: Lawmakers have expanded our rights to pump at work. Now the hard part.

This is the 68th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pumping at work isn’t easy.  I remember how much time and commitment it took when I did it, nearly … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/01/2013

Booby Traps Series: “Milking” your benefits when going on maternity leave and pumping at work

This is the 66th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I’m very pleased to share a guest post by Lauren Wallenstein, a former human resources manager who now helps … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/19/2012

Top 5 Tips for Working and Breastfeeding

While the U.S. still has a long way to go to make employment breastfeeding-friendly for all babes, there has been some great progress recently, and more women are getting into the working and pumping groove.  Who knows, some day soon, the water cooler may be … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/15/2011