LET’S CLOSE THE COVERAGE GAP together
Join us in advocating for accessible, expert, recognized lactation care for all by signing our petition, which will be used to champion support for families in conversations directly with insurers and in legislative efforts on Capitol Hill.
Then download our Action Kit and use the email templates to start a coverage conversation with your workplace or health plan.
THE illusion OF LACTATION COVERAGE
Although many health plans claim to provide lactation care, we know that the families they claim to cover are often confronted with a different, difficult reality.
When I explored lactation consultants after having my daughter, there was only one that came up as in-network for my insurance provider within the city, and her team didn’t have availability to meet in person for seven weeks…[I] didn’t understand how I would ever be able to take advantage of the six covered lactation consultant sessions that my insurance claimed to cover without more provider options.
My daughter was only a few days old, and had been so dehydrated at the hospital (due to breastfeeding issues) that they almost put her in the NICU. I needed to see a lactation specialist immediately, but my insurance company didn’t have any lactation providers in their directory.
I don’t understand how an insurer can get away with denying lactation consultations that they are required to provide.
Jonathan Conte Father
The reality is moms with newborn babies are busy trying to feed their babies. They don’t have time to fight this out with their employers and the insurers and everybody else.
Mary Boyle Stay-at-Home Mom
If all the women that I saw this last year rose up and demanded of their insurance companies that they cover these services, they would.
Alyssa Goss IBCLC
Are you ready to become a lactation care advocate? Let’s make it official: Sign the petition and join us in making accessible, expert, and recognized lactation care a reality for all.
I WANT TO DO more
Use these free downloadable resources to spread the word about the lactation coverage gap.
Wondering what kind of lactation care coverage your job or health plan offers? Download these templates, personalize them as you see fit, and share with your employer or insurance company.
Share our graphic on your social media to encourage your friends to become lactation care advocates, too. Join the movement with the hashtag #closethelactationcoveragegap.