Getting Your Pump Covered
Did you know that most insurance companies cover the cost of breast pumps under your Durable Medical Equipment (DME) policy? As a requirement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many plans – Medicaid included – provide breast pumps to pregnant and nursing mothers at low to no-cost. A prescription from your obstetrician is likely needed and additional information may be necessary. Because every insurance policy is different and time requirements may vary, it is recommended that you contact your insurance provider as early as your second trimester for exact details on breast pump coverage.
Choosing to nurse your baby comes with numerous benefits and we at the Pediatric Specialists Medical Group want to be with you every step of the way! Dr. Thuy Pham is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has special appointments available for nursing mothers who might need extra support. Additionally, all of our providers and staff know how rewarding and still how difficult breastfeeding can be which is why we want to offer any resources that might be helpful during this time. Listed below are several websites with videos, articles and even local groups that we are confident will aid you further along in this journey.
KellyMom is a very informative website covering everything breastfeeding related from pregnancy through later stages of nursing. This website in particular touches a lot on the topic of breastfeeding as a nursing mother.
Le Leche League International’s website has a lot of information – everything from dealing with nursing strikes to dealing with criticism from peers and relatives and so much in between.
The World Health Organization’s breastfeeding page is full of easy-to-read material and can be found in several languages.
Local Le Leche League support:
Pasco - http://lllsunshinestate.org/pasco/
Pinellas - http://lllflorida.com/lalecheleague/groups/lll-of-pinellas-county/