I've heard alot about how your insurance company (most of them) will cover the purchase of a breast pump, so I finally got around to calling mine, and they said they do, basically what I do is have my dr write me a RX for one and take it to my local pharmacy, but this is where I'm confused... My coverage is this...
Electric Pump & Accessories up to $255
Hospital Grade Pump & Accessories up to $300.
What in the world is the difference? And as far as I know the pharmacies around here sell the pumps separate than the attachments, so how would this work? Any moms have any ideas?
I sure am :) Nebraska
Electric pump and accessories would cover something like a Medela pump, Ameda pump, etc.
If you have a premature baby or a special needs baby you might need to use a hospital grade pump to keep your supply up, they work better than double electric pumps.
I hope that helps!
Buying a pump depends on a few factors. How often are you going to pump? At work or at home? Electric Double Pumps are typically the best and run from 150-300 for a decent one. But they do all have parts that you must replace every so often.
With my insurance I didn't have to buy from a pharmacy I just bought it from Amazon. You can rent or buy hospital grade ones but again they're very expensive, at least $1000. And if you plan to pump long term renting really isn't ideal.
If you have some questions feel free to message me.