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Pediatricians on Breast Pump Coverage

Pediatricians on Breast Pump Coverage

This letter from the Illinois Academy of Pediatrics to an to an insurer encourages them to play a role in promoting this prevent service. By implementing benefits coverage for both electric and manual breast pumps, health care plans and employers have an opportunity to impact positively the health of employees and children while enhancing quality and lowering health care costs. We encourage you to partner with health professionals to ensure that mothers receive the resources that they need to be able to continue to breastfeed. The goal of mothers exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months and beyond will never be achieved without this support.