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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

A quarter of a million dollars... that's how much the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates it'll cost you to raise a child until they're 18 and that DOESN'T include college!

So, if you're like me, and want to save every penny where you can, finally some money-saving news for expectant parents.  The Affordable Care Act requires health plans to cover breastfeeding support and supplies.  One of those supplies, which can cost hundreds of dollars, is a breast pump.  As of August 1st, 2012, MOST families can have their insurance company pick up the tab. It's taken some...