I remember that first time I became pregnant. I read all of the pregnancy and baby books available on the market. I asked female family members about feeding options and what to do in certain situations and how to be a good mom in general. I was so full of questions. I remember being told that breastfeeding was the best option for my unborn child. I should obviously try to breastfeed as it was best, but my mother hadn’t breastfed me, so I had to reach out to my grandma, my aunt and my great-grandmother, and had use other resources to find advice on this matter.
Of course, having to reach out to an older generation of breastfeeding moms was difficult. Back in their days, the breastfeeding supplies we have today were nothing like that back in their day. I was informed about the difficulties, the painful moments and everything in between as it pertained to breastfeeding. I recall the day my first born arrived, I was going to breastfeed and there was nothing anyone could say to me to change my mind. That first 36 hours was difficult, but I made it through the pain, the sore breasts, and the learning to get my baby latched onto the breast.
This learning experience provided, what I believe to be the most beneficial source of natural food for my baby; breastmilk. As I breasted more, I needed to find products to keep my nipples from drying out, cracking and being too sore to feed my baby. I found many options and tried a variety of breast pumps, lotions, and other products to assist in ensuring my goal to breastfeed my baby would be a success.
I found comfort in reaching out to my aunt and grandmother during these days of mastering breastfeeding and being a mom for the first time. I welcomed their help, their guidance, and even their assistance at times to ensure breastfeeding was a good option for my baby and me. I was able to successfully breastfeed my first born child for 9 months, but I wouldn’t have made it that long without proper guidance, a breast pump to give my breasts a break and the other breastfeeding products that helped ease my pain.
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 is 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 no cost to you through Tricare insurance!
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!