So, you’re expecting and planning to breastfeed your baby? Hooray! Fist bump; applause! And a pat on the back, to top things off. We love hearing that and we are cheering you on!
Breastfeeding moms are most successful when they are surrounded with support, and that can take on many different forms. It involves mom friends who have breastfed their own babies, in-person lactation counselors, helpful articles and other resources, as well as having the proper equipment on hand.
First things first, you’ll need a breast pump. Wondering how that works, exactly?
We'll explain, but the good news is that this is one item you don’t have to make room for a pump on your baby registry. Yep, you heard us right. If you have health insurance, you can receive a breast pump at no cost to you through your insurance company.
We know it might sound too good to be true. But because of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are required by law to provide support, equipment, and counseling for breastfeeding moms. That includes a new breast pump! (And for most, it means a new pump with every pregnancy!) Commence your happy dance!
At first thought, this process can seem overwhelming and confusing. But more good news: that’s what Wyatt’s Maternity is here for! Let’s break down the process:
- If you are planning to breastfeed, at some point during your pregnancy your obstetrician will write a prescription for a breast pump. This is a way to officially document that you are in fact pregnant and eligible for breastfeeding equipment.
- Your insurance company needs to receive this (and other) information in order for them to be able to fulfill your breast pump request. This is where Wyatt’s Maternity comes in!
- You’ll fill out our online order form (or give us a call directly to order over the phone).
Okay, you’ve submitted your order online or via a phone call...now what?
You’ll be hearing from us shortly to verify that we received your request and discuss breast pump options with you. Of course we are happy to help with any other questions you may have at that time as well. Once all information is verified and submitted to your insurance carrier, you’ll be unboxing your brand new breast pump in no time - HOORAY!
See? Simple and fast.
Get started today! We are excited to be a small part of your motherhood and breastfeeding journey. Stay tuned for more on our Breastfeeding Basics Series! Reach out to us if you have any questions about this process. We're here for YOU!