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5 Important Things Pregnant Moms Need to Know about Breast Pumps

Finding out that you are pregnant brings on a ton of different responsibilities that you have never experienced before. Turning your spare room into a nursery, buying every new item to transform your life into baby world, creating registries, visiting daycares, picking out a name, etc. These are tough changes in a short period of time. How does a pregnant new mom figure out the best items to use? The answer is doing research, reading blogs and mommy websites. This article will tell you five important things that pregnant moms need to know about breast pumps, including how to get one.

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Why do I need a breast pump?

When you first have a baby, you are completely overwhelmed. If you are a working mom, there is always the deadline of when you will have to start bringing your new baby to daycare.  You will need to pump milk in order to feed your baby when you are not there. Also, if your baby is premature and has to stay in the NICU, pumping will be your only option at this point. Having a supply of breast milk stored for emergency use is also important to your baby’s growth.

 

Many new moms feel that if they are exclusively breastfeeding that they don’t need to pump. This is not true. If you are exclusively breastfeeding, using a breast pump increases your breast milk supply in addition to breastfeeding. It can help initiate lactation if you are having a difficult time breastfeeding to begin with. It is important to make sure you are getting a good brand of breast pump. As a new mom, you want a pump that takes away the work for you and makes it easy to collect the milk. Later on we’ll talk about the best brands.

 

 

How do I get a breast pump?

Another great question many pregnant moms around the world ask all of the time. We have an incredible company that will help you to get a breast pump through your insurance. Aeroflow Breastpumps helps hundreds of thousands of moms qualify for and receive a breast pump free through their insurance. Not only is their process easy, but they carry the most popular brands of breast pumps.

 

With Aeroflow Breastpumps, they an easy way to find out if you qualify through insurance for a breast pump. First, you will fill out Aeroflow’s qualification form. Next, Aeroflow contacts your insurance to verify coverage and reimbursement. Then Aeroflow contacts your doctor and submits the required paperwork for you to your insurance. And that’s it! Plus there is an easy online form so you don’t have to try to fax anything.

 

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Picking a pump

When picking a breast pump, there are a ton to choose from. Luckily, insurance does cover some of the best brands. Aeroflow has the following brands: Lansinoh, Motif, Medela, Spectra, Evenflo, and Ameda. We would recommend picking an electric pump that comes with everything. By filling out the online qualification form, you will be able to find out what brand and cost your insurance will cover.

Have in mind which pump you would like to get in case of there being a choice. Also, when picking a pump, make sure to read the reviews, see what the pump comes with and what the storage situation is like. Working moms might want a smaller kit than a stay at home mom because they have to travel around with it. Read through each option that you get before deciding which is the right breast pump for you.

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Final thoughts

Don’t let pregnancy decisions overwhelm you. There are a lot, however, there are more resources for pregnant moms out there to aide in decision making. Letting someone else handle the breast pump choices and dealing with insurance can alleviate stress from you as well.

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TWL Working Mom

Jennifer is the Owner of TWL Working Moms and Co-Owner of Influential Mamas.  Along with blogging + freelance writing, she is a mom, army wife and full-time teacher. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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