It is a question that lingers in the minds of breastfeeding moms everywhere…
Can I get a breast pump through my Insurance?
As a breastfeeding mother and advocate, I know the importance of having a good breast pump, especially when you are a working mom and have to be away from your little one. Many women breastfeed these days as opposed to formula feeding, as the health benefits are much better for baby.
When you finally make the decision to go shopping for the perfect pump, you realize 2 things;
- There are so many options to choose from, so picking the right one can be a little scary at first
- and they are really expensive!
So how do you figure out which pump you need, and if your insurance will even pay for it? Well, I came across an awesome solution today that I absolutely had to share. The company is called AeroFlow Healthcare, and they specialize in helping you get the equipment you need, hassle free.
What I mean by hassle free is that they will contact your insurance for you, they will contact your doctor for a prescription if needed, and they ship you the pump if your insurance approves the order. You never have to deal with any of it. I filled out my form earlier, and am now waiting to hear back about being qualified through my insurance! That’s kind of sweet, right?
So, picking a pump, this can be tricky depending on needs. Here is a chart I found comparing some of the top brands:
If you would like to read more on the laws surrounding breastfeeding, insurance laws and more, you can check out these links below. I found each and every one of them to be extremely helpful.
Medela– Breastfeeding Insurance & Reimbursement
HHS.gov– Breast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need To Know
HHS.gov– The Affordable Care Act and Maternity Care
Healthcare.gov– Breastfeeding benefits
La Leche League– Breastfeeding and the Law
USDA– Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC
Downloadable PDF file
Personally, I wish I had known all of this during my last pregnancy, I would have been able to owned an electric pump instead of using the manual one. I really think this is work checking into, even if the insurance company won’t pay the full 100%, you could still save a nice chunk of money. And with kids, saving money is always a must!