Does Insurance Policy Breastfeeding Services


Insurance-Covered Breast Pumps

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What does Health Insurance Cover?

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breastfeeding update | awesome breast pump service + forceful letdown issues

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How to Get a Breast Pump Through Your Health Insurance // Free breast pump

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Breastfeeding Support and Supplies in the Health Care Law

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How to Get Your Breast Pump Covered by Insurance!

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What Does Health Insurance Cover?

Video taken from the channel: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Common breastfeeding problems such as plugged milk ducts, sore nipples, thrush, and mastitis may require medical treatment and should be covered by your insurance plan. Your Baby’s Doctor: Most insurance plans cover well-child health visits. Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth. This applies to Marketplace plans and all other health insurance plans, except for grandfathered plans.

Coverage of breast pumps. Your health insurance plan must cover the cost of a breast pump. It may be. Insurance Coverage for Breastfeeding Services. The Affordable Health Care Act contains important provisions for breastfeeding mothers.

This act was passed by Congress in March of 2010, signed into law by President Obama and upheld by the Supreme Court during the summer of. Preventive services that have strong scientific evidence of their health benefits, such as breastfeeding, must be covered and plans can no longer charge a patient a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible for these services. Recently the Supreme Court upheld the majority of the Affordable Care Act.

If you need more help with breastfeeding, ask your health insurance company for a list of providers who can provide lactation support. Most health insurance plans, including those in the Health Insurance Marketplace, must cover breastfeeding support and counseling for the duration of breastfeeding. Read full blog post. The Affordable Care Act states, “Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after birth.” The only exceptions to this are state funded health care plans and grandfathered plans.

Mothers should always check with their insurance plan to see what is covered. The intent of the law is breastfeeding support and counseling both before and. Your personal support tool for getting an insurance covered breast pump. The process is free and easy.

Get your breast pump now. A:Under the new health care law, all new health insurance plans must cover certain preventive health services and screenings without cost-sharing. Breastfeeding support and supplies are one of the preventive services that plans must cover without any cost-sharing.

Breastfeeding and Insurance. Beginning August 1, 2012 the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health plans to cover breastfeeding equipment and supplies (breast pump) “for the duration of breastfeeding” without cost sharing. Insurance plan may offer to cover either a rental or a new one for you to keep.

List of related literature:

Insurance companies are required to provide breastfeeding support, and breastfeeding sustains the baby’s health.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

it also requires most health insurance plans to provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment (including breast pumps) for pregnant and nursing women for the duration of breastfeeding (u.S.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

Thanks to the recent changes in healthcare, the government now requires insurance companies to cover breastfeeding support services.

“Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth” by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
from Expecting 411 (4th edition): The Insider’s Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Ari Brown, Michele Hakakha
Windsor Peak Press, 2017

Breastfeeding counseling, breast pumps, and other supplies, when included in health insurance coverage, help working mothers sustain breastfeeding over the first 6 months.

“Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us” by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
from Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3: What Babies Ask of Us
by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong, Marsha Peralta
Teachers College Press, 2018

Heath insurance plans rarely cover the services of a postpartum doula or other helper.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

Insurance companies are required to provide breastfeeding support.

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Maternal and Child Health Bureau published The Business Case for Breastfeeding, a national breastfeeding resource kit and training initiative to improve worksite support for breastfeeding (Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA], 2008).

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010

Insurance often covers pump rental for mothers of sick or premature babies, although you may need a letter from the baby’s physician to secure coverage.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

The mother may appreciate a list of local breastfeeding resources that includes prenatal breastfeeding classes as well as lactation consultants and services they provide such as inpatient and outpatient consultations, home visits, and breast pump rentals.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Policy regarding Medicaid coverage to promote breastfeeding.

“Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician” by Marsha Walker
from Breastfeeding Management for the Clinician
by Marsha Walker
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

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  • You health care is staying healthy, and taking care of yourself. Don’t rely on this corrupt government to take care of you. These rats don’t care. They put GMO’s in your food; fluoride in your water; aluminum and benzene particles in your air; and radiation in your energy plants. We need to come together and take down this corporate system that is enslaving us all.

  • Did u got. dr prescription for breast pump before delivery or after delivery today I hv Dr ghotra office visit so I can get dr prescription now I am 35 weeks pregnant I am NJ state jersey city

  • You can try to pump a little bit on one side and then latch her on so she doesn’t get sprayed. Also, Babies need both kind of milks (fore and hind) especially in warm weather babies tend to nurse shorter and more often just to relieve their thirst (not hunger).
    Does she take the full bottle at night? You might wanna keep in mind that it might be hard for babies to withdraw from a bottle when they are full (in comparison to the breast). Love your effort and your vids ����

  • I tried to order through aeroflow but they emailed and said they weren’t a prefered provider with my insurance carrier, so I guess I will try edgepark. Do u know of any other third parties that may be better options than edgepark before I do so?

  • I watched this on my pump break at work.:) Things I’ve learned: SUPPLEMENTING IS OKAY. For the baby and for your milk supply! If you keep up with a regular pumping/nursing schedule and still need to supplement, your supply probably won’t tank, despite what the scarmongers will tell you. I cried SO much when I went back to work because I wasn’t removing as much milk as he would take. I thought that meant I would produce less and less every day. My son is 6.5 months and I can still make plenty of milk to satisfy him whenever we’re together; I just don’t pump well.

  • This is my first pregnancy and so far my military insurance always give me the run around for everything ��…
    So Areoflow sounds amazing. Is the service with Areoflow free? It just sounds too good to be true. Lol

  • My insurance covers one and I went through all the details with them (medical mutual is amazing) then went to the medical supply store at 21wks pregnant after calling them and making sure I could come pick one up with my script at 21wks and they were so rude! They said “oh you’re only 21wks. If you lose the baby you won’t need the pump, that’s why we don’t give them till you have the baby.” I was shocked! I went to my car and called my insurance company in the parking lot and they aid “uhh no. You can get one now. There’s no waiting.” and told me to go to discount drug mart. I literally went, handed them the script, they gave me 2 choices and I went home with a pump at no cost to me. I will always go through discount drug mart now! I couldn’t believe how rude people were when talking about my baby girl at 21wks!

  • love Areoflow….so easy! asked OB for script…took a picture with phone… then on lunch emailed with attached script picture… by end of my lunch I had a list of what pumps to choose from, picked Spectra 2 and in 3 days it was on my porch! AND every 3 mths 2 complete new sets of parts come ( tubes, vents, duckbills, nipples, bottles,and caps! This is my 3 Rd baby but 1st time getting a insurance pump and it was so easy! I’m a EPer (3rd time) and Spectra 2 is the best!

  • Omg Bri, I’m watching these older videos and can’t believe how much has changed since then! I’m 37 weeks pregnant with my 2nd son. Is why I’m watching old videos. Lol

  • Omg that’s so clever! I wish I would’ve been told to give my daughter a bottle before bed early on so that way when it comes to weaning down the road she won’t be needing to be nursed to sleep! She’s now 4 months so idk if it’s too late to try.

    On the other hand I’m surprised they recommended you introduce the bottle so early as well as pump. I was told pumping early on would cause oversupply. But my daughter did take a bottle every once in awhile early on.:) love watching your videos and both your little babes are so cute!

  • How do you pump so much milk?
    I swear i can only pump 2oz or 3oz from Both sides together! My lactation doctor told me i have alot of milk…. But cnt seem to pump it out, hes gaining alot of weight so i know I have so much milk �� i am e.b.f….

  • I had the same issue as well as over supply I had to so block feedings for a fees days to help now my baby isnt having as much issue and he only nurses one side at a time and its been working for us so far:)

  • I also used Areoflow to get my breast pump. They helped me hook up with a monthly subscription of milk bags & additional bottles that is completely covered by my military insurance. I didn’t even have to call my insurance company. I’ve got my pump and a whole box of supplies to start freezing milk when I’m ready. I’m so happy I don’t have to be looking for a pump right now baby boy is due in 10 weeks!!

  • hey there! I’m a momma of 4 and I had a forceful letdown with all of them! Ugh it’s so sad, you’re right! one tip I have that did work for me, is to nurse laying on my back or reclined so the milk would fight against gravity and helped with the force… so I would do that whenever I was able to and it helped with the choking and frustration. thanks so much for sharing that website, I was just speaking with a few pregnant momma friends about pumps through insurance and this is great!! thank you! ❤

  • I’m dealing with low supply:( my little one is almost 5 months. breastfeeding was going well I thought the first 3 months. gaining great. turns out she had a tongue and lip tie. i suspected this the first week but we had little pain and good weight gain. i didn’t know the long term effects it can have on your supply. she stopped gaining at 3 months. we’ve had them fixed 3 weeks ago and trying to rebuild my supply. it’s been really hard:(

  • I always thought I was alone on the forceful let down! At first I would pump a little before I breastfed (birth to 6 weeks), but now when she lets go of the boob after a couple big gulps I burp her and latch her back on. Baby is currently 10 weeks �� love the positivity on your channel, you are an inspiring mommy!��

  • Love this thank you! I’m 18w1day and I’ve been watching your pregnancy blogs with P, and now your newborn videos. My biggest worry when my babe comes is sleep training! Would you consider doing a video on that?:-)

  • Breast feeding is so painful. I almost have up a few times! And my baby is only a week old:( pumping is so much less painful but I know actual breast feeding is best. But I’m still trying to go strong!

  • Hi BRI you are so inspirational. I’m currently 26 weeks pregnant with baby girl. I really want to breastfeed this time around as it didn’t work out for my son 4 years ago. Any tips to get a supply going beforehand. Also when would you pump if you want to EBF?

  • Breastfeeding is so hard! My little girl is just 4 days old and we are majorly struggling. I have a really good milk supply but her latch has destroyed my nipples. She will not put her tongue over her gums and that is causing too much pain for her to nurse successfully. We are trying to train her to put her tongue down and she just started bottle feeding while I pump and try to keep up my supply. I’m hoping she learns to latch properly so we can breastfeed as long as possible but I’m afraid I’ll have to exclusively pump in order for her to thrive. I want to get past these long, painful and tear-filled feedings so bad!

  • I know all about that forceful letdown. When I was breastfeeding my second son, the lactation consultant told me to pump a little before nursing. That did help, but I didn’t like doing that. After 6 weeks of nursing, my letdown wasn’t as crazy. I nursed him for 13 months. I’m planning to breastfeed baby girl when she arrives in August. Thanks for sharing what you do for your letdown! -Totally off topic… my husband will be in Cleveland on a work trip in a couple of weeks. He is staying somewhere downtown. Do you have any restaurant recommendations? He is a simple burger or wings kind of guy.

  • Oh how I remember the pumping days. Neither one of my kids could breast feed; my son had a muscle weakness and my daughter couldn’t eat fast and I had a fast let down too so she kept choking. I used the Medela pump for my son! It was awesome! But yeah I had to wake up and feed them through a bottle and then take the time to pump and clean the pumping stuff and then I could go back to sleep. It was exhausting but worth it! Your are an inspiration to young mommies out there!

  • Hi Brianna. I definitely found it a huge transition going from one to two babies as I really like to feel in control of the day to day business. It starts to get easier as they gat a little older and really love each others company. My son is 9 and my daughter is 7 and they are best friends it was so worth the crazyness. lol. ps. take your time and enjoy we all love your videos but are happy to wait if you are not posting so regularly. xxx

  • You look so amazing! And Presley is such a doll!! �� Just a couple tips from a postpartum nurse. There have been studies that show if you just massage your breast before a feed, the balance of hind and foremilk is more equal/appropriate. Also you may have already tried this, but if you nurse where you’re leaning back and the baby is more on top of your abdomen (I believe this position is often referred to as the “natural” latch position or something like that. There’s lots of YT vids on it), it can help baby cope with a forceful letdown. �� You’re doing an awesome job!! Love your videos! ❤️

  • very good tips. i always enjoy ur videos. i saw a bottle warmer, can u let me know if its any good? trying to get 1 before my daughter arrives in September but can’t seem to make a decision on which 1. Thanks so much and keep the videos coming

  • Yes, a milk supply video would be very welcome! I loved the video, it gives hope. BF didn’t go well with our daughter, now six years old, and we had to go exclusively bottle at three months. It broke my heart but I just couldn’t feed her. When we stopped there was no back up or anything that happens when women produce well. She’s healthy and happy now so that’s what matters.

  • What was recommended by the lactation consultants and what I found helped with the forceful let down is this: I would let my baby suckle for 30 secs-1 min, feel the let down, take the baby away from the breast and let the let down spray into a burp cloth. Then place the baby back on the breast once the let down was completed, sometimes I realize that my forceful let down would occur 2-3 times in the beginning of each feeds and each time I would just let the let down spray into a burp cloth. I didn’t do the block feeding because I had a over supply and clogged ducts and mastitis frequently. It took quite a few months for my body to adjust, prob two months before my forceful let down did not occur anymore. Hope that helps you out!

  • thanks for the video ❤ I started to pump im finding it hard to find the right time morning or night soon as I start pumping karter wants to eat too lol I have been able to pump and get to nail shop while he stayed with dad found myself rushing home after even though it was only a hour

  • Great video! I am pregnant with my first and I love all the information you always provide! You have such a great YouTube channel. Thank You!

  • I love your honesty and positivity you put out on your channel. Your little ones are lucky to have you as a mama! I felt so alone while trying to nurse my two girls and wish I would have had something like this when they were little. Thank you for sharing and opening it up for others to share and help.

  • Thank you for creating this video. Wish I had known this with my past pregnancies. Will definitely be looking into Aeroflow for a breast pump with any future pregnancies.

  • I have a forceful letdown too and it causes her to spit up a lot. I’ve been pumping for a few minutes before feeding her and it’s cut down on the choking/coughing/spit up a lot! Also, if you set up your pump before you go to bed, just grab it when you get up to feed her at night. Pump one side while she nurses on the other side. I love doing that because then I can go right back to sleep when she’s done. ���� It also decreaes the mess. I hate feeding her on one side while the other side soaks through a burp cloth �� Good luck! Love your videos!

  • My children are 16 years old and 3 years old so not a nursing momma any longer but I still watched your video. I truly believe you are the most informative youtuber I have ever subscribed to. Your videos are always helpful. Great work!

  • Love this video! I’m BF my 9 month old daughter. I am kind of surprised the doctor recommended the 1 bottle a day at night. My doctor recommended not pumping until 6 weeks and slowly introducing the bottle. I personally hate pumping lol so now I only pump at work or if I absolutely have to!

  • I am exclusively breastfeeding my 3 weeks old baby boy right now. I pumped my first bottle yesterday and daddy gave it to him but I was only able to get 2 oz. definitely looking forward to hearing more about how your managing your supply! I think I need to stop being lazy and pump more…I often choose sleep over draining both breasts in the middle of the night. lol

  • I love my PPB diaper bag so I cannot wait to get that bag for my pump next go around. Still ttc here please keep us in your prayers. P is just so precious! Love from Kentucky!

  • Thanks for sharing! I’m so glad it’s going well. Breastfeeding started out really rough for me and my little girl Saylor! Finally around 5-6 weeks it started getting better for us in terms of less pain. Now, we are doing about half bf and half supplementing! My supply is super low so I can’t wait to see your video about increasing suggestions!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Hi Brianna I love your videos I had my little girl on May 22 so I like to follow up and see all of your updates there’s a device that they sell at target it’s called itsbeen I highly recommend it it’s almost like a stopwatch and it has buttons that you can press for when you’ve breast-fed change diapers and also let you know which side you nursed on last one also has the time

  • My 6 week old will only latch on one side. Causing my supply to drop in the opposite side. Really would love a video on how you managed your supply!

  • THANK YOU!!! I was about to rip my hair out this morning trying to get mine. I just submitted the form through Aeroflow. Thanks for the tip!

  • Ooooooooh I needed this video. Question: Do you buy the breastpump before or after baby arrives? I’m due next week (ah!! <3) and plan on exclusively breastfeeding, however I don't know if it will work with little one! I'm a FTM.