Ever since I can remember, my female relatives have talked to me about the benefits of breastfeeding. They started giving me little bits of advice during my childhood and continued up into my adult years, so I never batted an eye when I saw mothers out in public nursing their little ones or judged those of my friends who made that choice upon the arrival of a new addition to their family. In fact, breastfeeding was a choice I had instinctively made for my own little family, too!
In addition to the health benefits babies and toddlers receive from breast milk, breastfeeding is also an opportunity to establish a unique mother/child bond. Additionally, compared to formula feeding, breastfeeding is also more cost effective if you’re on a budget. Unfortunately, there are many women who plan to breastfeed who find themselves unable to do so either because they have to return to work shortly after the birth of their baby, or they have to pump due to breastfeeding complications.
Pumping via a breast pump is always an option, but the catch is that pumps are just too high of an expense for many families. It wasn’t until more recent years that insurance plans started covering breast pumps, but even still, there are so many restrictions and stipulations that many are denied access to a free/reduced price pump. This makes supplying our infants with nutrient rich breast milk, extremely hard, especially for military moms who are away long periods at a time.
With help from The Breastfeeding Shop, who has partnered with Tricare military insurance, it’s easier and more affordable than ever for military families to gain access to a breast pump! Your breast pump may be covered at 100% through Tricare insurance. Family-owned and dedicated to helping breastfeeding moms complete a successful journey through breastfeeding, The Breastfeeding Shop is home to the largest selection of the best brand names in pumps available, and at unbeatable prices to boot!
Whether your little one has issues with latching, supply or even if you’re returning to work, The Breastfeeding Shop has your best interests in mind and has everything you need! Applying for your own pump and available accessories (which are also covered by insurance!) is easy and is comprised of 3 simple steps:
- Get a prescription from your doctor
- Select one of your favorite breast pumps
- Fill out the order form
Are you a policyholder with Tricare and looking for a way to obtain a breast pump? I would highly recommend taking a look at The Breastfeeding Shop. Not only do they have an amazing selection of the best pumps on the market, but they are dedicated to helping military families. Overseas? No worries! They also ship internationally to families stationed away from home!