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Thank you for covering this important topic. As an IBCLC in New York City, I work out of network and have done my best to help my clients receive reimbursement for my services. It is simply criminal that we as a society have no problem telling parents that they should breastfeed their babies, but when it comes to protecting and supporting breast/chestfeeding, we fall very short and parents and babies pay the price of not breastfeeding, feeling discouraged, abandoned and angry that their rights are being violated at a most vulnerable time.
Excellent story. I’m a mother of twins born eight weeks prematurely. I attribute my success in breast-feeding them, after enormous effort, to the fact that I could afford to pay for a private lactation consultant. It’s pointless and also heartless to tell mothers that they should breastfeed and that it’s good for their baby if we don’t give them all all the help and advice that they need and deserve. Thank you! Here’s my story of breastfeeding my preemie twins: https://medium.com/@josieglz/persevere-and-you-will-conquer-f343229f58e1