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    Breastfeeding During Disasters

    We have become accustomed to making preparations for bad weather, floods, and similar natural disasters. However, we rarely plan for emergency measures as it relates to breastfeeding, during these stressful times. Please note the following list of breastfeeding emergency preparations that are advised, if you find that you are involved in a disaster, where sanitary food and water is limited. 5 Things You Need to Know About Breastfeeding in Emergencies Hurricane season, in Alabama, can create disaster situations like we have recently seen in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. But hurricanes are not the only thing that can create disaster situations in our state. During emergencies, the life-saving protection of…

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    Alabama Assists Other States to Address Breast Pump Reimbursement Issues

    In late December, durable medical equipment providers received a letter from Anthem informing them of a reduction in reimbursement for E0603, from $169.15 to $95.00. The effective date is April 1, 2018. Anthem Inc. (Often just called “Blue Cross” or in New York “Empire”) insures tens and tens of millions of people in the following states. This has a nationwide impact and there are some other areas in other states that may be missing from the following list of states: CA, CO, CT, GA, IN, KY, ME, MO, NH, NV, IL, NY, OH, VA, WI. Many mothers will not realize this change in reimbursement has occurred until it is too…

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    ABC Donates to Help Incarcerated Mothers to Breastfeed

    ABC recently donated over $400 to the Alabama Prison Project. This money helped them to reach their goal to assist pregnant women at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, in Wetumpka. Infants born to incarcerated mothers have committed no crime, yet they are faced with separation from their mothers very soon after birth. The trauma to mother and baby is significant. The Alabama Prison Project helps to facilitate, encourage, and preserve the mother/child bond by educating others during the pregnancy, supporting them through labor and delivery, and helping the mom create a calm and peaceful welcoming for her child in the moments after birth. Childbirth classes and one-on-one support lower the…

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    Going back to work?

    Prepare your employer of your needs to pump your breastmilk at work BEFORE you have the baby, then keep them informed after delivery! All of the information that you need is located at the following website: http://womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/employer-solutions/index.html Click on the “industry” button for the particular type of work that you do! For more info, contact Glenni Lorrick at anm@knology.net or Gayle Whatley at gwhatley53@bellsouth.net