How the slow sabotage of Obamacare may hurt America’s breastfeeding rate

Mara Gandal-Powers, of the National Women’s Law Center, explained that these stories are not uncommon. Because lactation consulting is a service that women need immediately after birth, they’re not typically in a position to haggle with insurance companies over coverage. “If you don’t get the services to help you increase your [breast milk] supply quickly, nursing can become difficult or impossible and not really happen. So we see women who pay out of pocket.”