Free Breast Pumps With CoreSource Insurance
As a marketplace insurance company, CoreSource meets the requirements laid out by the Affordable Care Act that includes coverage for breastfeeding supplies and support without copays. This includes providing free breast pumps for expecting or nursing mothers. When you use CoreSource to get an insured breast pump through A Med Supplies, you have access to top rated breast pump brands like Medela, Ameda, Spectra, and Ardo, as well as access to discounted upgrades and breastfeeding supplies all in one convenient place. We will handle the insurance side of things for you, so you can focus on getting ready to welcome your new baby into the world.
Do I Need To Breastfeed My Infant?
There are infinite reasons why a mother may choose to breastfeed or not, and it is always a personal decision. Baby formula is perfectly capable of providing infants with the nutrients they need to grow and develop. With that in mind, there are benefits that breast milk can offer a baby that formula cannot.
Breast milk can help keep your little one healthy. When a mother nurses, healthy antibodies and germ-fighting mechanisms transfer to the baby. This helps to protect their little immune system and ward off ear infections, respiratory infections, meningitis, and other conditions.
When you nurse your baby, the skin-to-skin contact, eye contact, and closeness all help create a bond with your infant and make them feel secure.
Breastfeeding can help prevent childhood obesity, diabetes, and asthma as your baby grows up. It also cuts the risk of sudden infant death syndrome nearly in half.
Breast milk is also easier on your little one’s tummy. Formula is designed to fit the basic needs of all babies, but not all babies have the same exact needs. Except in incredibly rare cases, your breast milk is the perfect combination of lactose, fat, and protein for your baby. Your “first milk” that your body produces after birth is especially important. Called colostrum, this initial milk helps coat your baby’s digestive tract to make future feedings easy on the tummy. This results in fewer cases of diarrhea and constipation, both of which can be dangerous for newborns and premature babies especially.
Breastfeeding releases a hormone called oxytocin which helps your uterus contract and return to its prenatal size, which can also help reduce postnatal bleeding. Breastfeeding is also believed to lower your risk of certain cancers and osteoporosis.
Breastfeeding saves time and money. With formula, you have to purchase formula, mix it, and warm it. Nursing allows you to skip these steps and feed your baby immediately. Even if you pump and store your milk and use bottles for feeding, you are still saving money on formula.
A Med Supplies Can Help CoreSource-Insured Moms Get Free Breast Pumps
High-quality electric breast pumps are expensive, but they are a breastfeeding essential for new moms. Pumps help moms who have to return to work continue to feed their babies breast milk by pumping and storing their milk. They are also ideal for moms who find breastfeeding to be painful or uncomfortable, and gives dads and caretakers the ability to bottle-feed their babies without mixing up their diet. If you have a little one on the way or recently gave birth, don’t wait to place an order for your free breast pump through insurance and any breastfeeding supplies you may need like nursing bras and pillows. If you have CoreSource insurance or any of our other supported insurance providers, head over to our insured breast pump page today.