breastfeeding http://www.kplu.org en Breast pumps for free, under new health law provisions http://www.kplu.org/post/breast-pumps-free-under-new-health-law-provisions <p>Breastfeeding is already a civil right in Seattle, and now it&rsquo;s getting financial support everywhere. Under new health rules taking effect today, as part of President Obama&rsquo;s health law, women will get a number of new &quot;preventive&quot; services covered for free (no co-pays).&nbsp;</p><p>The most talked-about new benefit has been contraceptives &ndash; and how some Catholic groups prefer not to pay for birth control.&nbsp;</p><p>But seven other provisions now must be covered by nearly all health insurance plans. One of them is breastfeeding supplies and counseling.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 18:42:34 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5826 at http://www.kplu.org Breast pumps for free, under new health law provisions Seattle council protects public breastfeeding http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-council-protects-public-breastfeeding <p>The Seattle City Council has made it illegal for businesses and others to ask mothers to stop breastfeeding, to cover up or move to a different location.</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:25:24 +0000 The Associated Press 4693 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle law to protect breastfeeding moves on to final vote http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-law-protect-breastfeeding-moves-final-vote <p>About a dozen women testified in favor yesterday of the <a href="http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=117416&amp;s4=&amp;s2=&amp;s5=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=CBORY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=ORDF&amp;p=1&amp;u=/%7Epublic/cbory.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G">Seattle City Council proposed rule</a> to add protection for breastfeeding mothers.</p><p>A committee considering the new law voted 3-0 to pass it onto the full council, which will vote on the bill on Monday. The committee is expecting unanimous support of the bill.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:00:04 +0000 Erin Hennessey & Jake Ellison 4649 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle law to protect breastfeeding moves on to final vote