What every breastfeeding mom needs to know!


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.

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When you finally make the decision to go shopping for the perfect pump, you realize 2 things;

  1. There are so many options to choose from, so picking the right one can be a little scary at first
  2. 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:

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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.

MedelaBreastfeeding Insurance & Reimbursement
HHS.govBreast Pumps and Insurance Coverage: What You Need To Know
HHS.govThe Affordable Care Act and Maternity Care
Healthcare.govBreastfeeding benefits
La Leche LeagueBreastfeeding and the Law
USDABreastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC

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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!


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About Dora Clemons

How do you sum a person up in a few short lines? Sheesh!! Well here goes, I am a 30 something year old SAHM and blogger. I grew up in the country. Born and raised in NC. I am a mother to 2 amazing kids, wife to an awesome husband, and all around happy person who loves life! I am curious about all things pertaining to parenting, and everyday becomes a brand new learning adventure for me and my family. I love being able to share my experiences, give advice, and help others to be as successful as possible!

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