Thinking of Breastfeeding?
Hey there, mama to be! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Are you thinking of breastfeeding? Your breast milk is the perfect food for your child. It contains all of the nutrients your baby needs to thrive, as well as antibodies to support development of his or her tiny immune system.
You Can Get a Breast Pump for Free!
Now here’s some great news. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) covers a wide range of women’s health services. Legislation has been on the books since 2010, yet many pregnant women still aren’t aware they are entitled to breastfeeding support. The law even states that new mothers are entitled to a breast pump through their health insurance, completely free of charge!
A free breast pump and breastfeeding support are incredible benefits. Many women struggle with breastfeeding early on because it is a learned skill that takes practice and getting used to. (I personally struggled with my son’s weak latch and associated pain). Getting your insurance-covered breast pump is easy and a welcome savings when you’re preparing for a new baby.
Unfortunately, Women’s Preventative Care through the ACA is under threat. Congress may approve a rollback that would dramatically reduce or cut out benefits to women, including breastfeeding support. It is important to take action to help maintain access to good healthcare coverage. You can learn more and help make a difference by visiting Aeroflow’s Women’s Preventative Care information page.
Do You Need a Breast Pump?
I think every breastfeeding mama (yes, even a stay-at-home-mom) needs a breast pump. A breast pump can give you flexibility. If you want to go out, you can express milk for your baby to drink while you’re gone. If you are returning to work, your baby can continue to drink your expressed milk. It is also very useful if your baby has trouble latching on to feed, or if you experience a lot of breastfeeding pain. (I used my pump for both of those reasons!)
How Do You Get a Free Breast Pump?
Your free breast pump comes to you through your health insurance, which means the dreaded having to deal with insurance. If you have the motivation to handle it yourself, you can call your insurance company and find out how to get your breast pump. The sad truth is, most insurance providers don’t make it easy!
Fortunately, there is an easier way to get your breast pump than dealing with your insurance company. Not only will this save you a lot of time, but it will also guarantee you get the best breast pump to meet your needs. Let’s take a look at how it’s done.
What’s the Easy Way to Get the Right Breast Pump for Me?
To take all of the pain and guesswork out of getting your free breast pump, work with a breast pump supplier. This is by far the easier option, will work with most insurance plans, and will ensure you get the right pump for you. Let’s take Aeroflow Breastpumps as an example.
When you’re ready to get your breast pump, you visit the Aeroflow website, fill out a simple form with your contact and insurance information, and they do the rest of the work for you. Aeroflow supplies brand name, top quality, breast pumps. You can get yours completely free with no more than a few clicks on their website and a phone call with one of their expert Breastpump Specialists.
Why Should I use a Breast Pump Supplier?
I recommend breast pump suppliers because they not only work with your insurance company and get a prescription for the pump from your doctor, but they also take the time to determine which pump is best for your needs. A trained Breastpump Specialist from a company like Aeroflow can answer questions on different types of pumps, and give you the pros and cons of the pumps covered by your insurance plan.
Breast pump suppliers will also find out what accessories (if any) are covered by your insurance, and help you get those for free (or at reduced cost). Replacement parts are also simplified – on many pumps things like membranes and valves need to be replaced regularly and a breast pump supplier will help take care of this for you.
I didn’t know about breast pump suppliers when I was buying my breast pump. I spent ages trying to figure out what was covered by insurance and then I didn’t know how to choose a pump. Eventually I made a selection, and I had to order it, pay for it myself, and wait months for a reimbursement! Fortunately, breast pump suppliers can bill your insurance directly so you don’t have to go out of pocket. Even the shipping is free!
Where do I Find Breast Pump Suppliers?
There are a lot of breast pump suppliers out in the market. If you have a preferred breast pump brand in mind, check that brand’s website to find partner suppliers for insurance-covered pumps. You can also check your insurance’s website to see if they list partner suppliers, or do a simple search online.
I recommend Aeroflow Breastpumps. They have a huge selection and highly trained Breastpump Specialists that work with each mom to find her the best possible breast pump. Aeroflow also helps advocate for women’s health benefits by providing information on health care coverage and policy reform. For more information, visit the Aeroflow Breastpumps website.
Once again, Mama, congratulations on your pregnancy and your decision to breastfeed. You’re going to do a great job! Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you will be supported in your breastfeeding journey. Motherhood can present challenges, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it and take advantage of resources that are available.
Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.