TRICARE launches childbirth and breastfeeding support demonstration

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Valley News - Health
FALLS CHURCH, Vir. – TRICARE announced it has begun a five-year demonstration project for childbirth and breastfeeding support that covers the services of certified labor doulas, certified lactation consultants and certified lactation counselors.The benefit covers up to six visits by a certified labor doula before or after giving birth, as well as one continuous labor support encounter during the birth event.The breastfeeding benefit includes TRICARE coverage of lactation consultants and lactation counselors as part of the six outpatient breastfeeding/lactation counseling sessions previously covered per birth event. In addition, it adds coverage for group breastfeeding counseling, which includes group prenatal breastfeeding education.TRICARE’s regional contractors are acti
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