When to Order a Pump from Insurance

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If you’re an expecting mom and dad, you probably have a lot to do on your baby checklist. You may be painting the baby’s room or babyproofing your home. Or, you might be shopping around for baby essentials, like baby shampoo, clothing, caps, and toys. It’s probably not the first item on your list. But you may be wondering when to order a pump from insurance. And you probably have a few questions on your mind, like:

  • Will my insurance pay for a breast pump?
  • When can I order a breast pump?
  • Should I register for a pump?
  • Should I use my old breast pump for my second baby?
  • Do I need my breast pump?
  • Who can help me get a breast pump?

Will Insurance Pay for a Breast Pump?

The Affordable Care Act and breast pumps are tied together now. Most insurances are required to fully cover a pump for new moms. While others provide discounted breast pumps. But every insurance plan is different. Luckily, here at The Breastfeeding Shop, we work with insurance companies every day. When you have questions about your breast pump coverage, get in touch with us.

When Can I Order a Breast Pump?

Wondering when to order your breast pump from insurance? Once you become pregnant, you can get your insurance-covered breast pump at pretty much any time. You can even get it after you have your baby. You do want to make sure you get your breast pump on time. But if you order a top breast pump right away, your insurance provider may wait to ship it to you. If you have any questions about breast pump shipping or when to order a pump from insurance, reach out to The Breastfeeding Shop for more info.

Should I Register for a Pump?

No, that’s probably not the best idea. First, most top breast pumps are pretty expensive. They may be a couple of hundred dollars. Why have your friend or family member buy you one when you can get a free breast pump through health insurance?

Additionally, there are many different breast pump options that are available to you through your insurance coverage. But what’s the best breast pump to get from insurance? Each mom and baby have their specific needs. For example, your best friend may be a working mom who pumps every day, multiple times a day. Meanwhile, your sister usually breastfeeds directly and only uses her breast pump sparingly. So, the pumps that worked perfectly for them may not meet your specific needs.

You might be wondering — what’s the top breast pump for me? It’s best to do your homework and pick out the best breast pump for you. If you need help selecting the top electric and manual breast pumps, you’ve come to the right spot. Wondering how to get a free electric pump from insurance? Feel free to reach out to us. We can go over the differences between a Medela and Ameda or a Spectra vs. Motif. Or even an Elvie and Willow.

Should I Use My Old Pump for My Second Baby?

We don’t recommend this move. We understand the want to cut costs, but there could be mold, mildew, and germs built up in your old breast pump. For it to be safe, you would have had to really take care of it and clean it properly. And the motor will eventually start to die out, causing you to lose suction power. Plus, most insurance companies allow you to get a new breast pump for each separate pregnancy or birth event. So, why not get a brand new breast pump?

Do I Need My Breast Pump?

You do not actually need a breast pump. You could directly breastfeed your baby. But that means that mom is in charge of every single feeding, whether it’s in the middle of the night or at 2 p.m. You won’t be able to share feeding duties at all, even if you get sick. But you can always get a free breast pump through insurance just to have it there in case you need it. If your baby is ever having trouble latching, you can give the bottle a try. Also, when you’re having trouble expressing milk, pumping after breastfeeding may help increase your milk supply. Looking for some tips on breast milk pumping and storage? Check out this article.

Who can Help Me Get a Breast Pump?

Wondering how to get a free breast pump with your insurance? The Breastfeeding Shop is here to help you whenever you need us. We can help you get the best breast pump on time. Even if you’re not sure when to order a pump from insurance, give us a call. We are happy to help you get your breast pump when you need it. Plus, we work with a variety of insurance companies. Whether you’re trying to get a free Cigna pump or a breast pump through Aetna or Tricare, reach out to us. We’ll help you find the top breast pump for your lifestyle.

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