With the recent changes to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans now cover breastpumps for pregnant mothers! Before purchasing a pump through your insurance, there are a couple of things to ask yourself:
Do I need a pump?
In today’s busy age, yes, most moms feel having a quality breastpump is a valuable accessory and helps them reach their breastfeeding goals.
If covered, what brands should I consider?
Your insurance may offer several brands, or only one. If you have a choice, the Lactation Consultants at Community recommend Medela or Ameda as they are brand leaders.
How do I get it?
Again, your insurance will let you know if you need to go through a supplier (referred to as DME or Durable Medical Equipment), or if you can take a prescription to a local pharmacy or gift shop.
All Figleaf Boutique locations at Community Health Network can assist you in purchasing a pump through insurance.
The links below will also give you up-to-date information on insurance pumps:
For additional questions, call one of our lactation consultants.