Breastfeeding is already a civil right in Seattle, and now it’s getting financial support everywhere. Under new health rules taking effect today, as part of President Obama’s health law, women will get a number of new "preventive" services covered for free (no co-pays).
The most talked-about new benefit has been contraceptives – and how some Catholic groups prefer not to pay for birth control.
But seven other provisions now must be covered by nearly all health insurance plans. One of them is breastfeeding supplies and counseling.