Educational Resources

Breast Pump Coverage for Breastfeeding Mothers

Recent government legislation has made it easier for breastfeeding mothers to access breast pumps and supplies.

Affordable Care Act

Beginning on August 1st, 2012; Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), breastfeeding services and supplies are covered without cost sharing in health plans.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a health insurance reform legislation signed into law that requires health plans to cover preventive services at no cost. Preventive services are covered that have strong scientific evidence of their health benefits, such as breastfeeding. Under Preventive Services for Women, provisions require health plans to cover breastfeeding services and supplies without cost-sharing.

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act on Womenshealth.gov and HHS.gov/HealthCare.

 Know the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast Feeding Overview – Overall benefits for mothers and babies – WebMD

Common Questions About Breast Feeding with Pumps – KidsHealth

“I Breastfed from a Bottle”: One Mother’s Story – Parenting | Author: Amy Levin-Epstein

 Understanding the Breastfeeding Process

Pumping Your Breast Milk: An Overview – babycenter

Pumping Breast Milk 101 – What to Expect

The Ultimate Guide to Storing Breast Milk – Theabsoluteparent.com