There are many benefits to military life. Discounts, the friendships and the ability to live all over the world are just a few. Another great benefit is Tricare’s coverage of breast pumps and breast pumping supplies.
I nursed all three of my girls. With my first two daughters I wasn’t able to nurse for very long because of our busy lifestyle. With my third daughter I got my breast pump through Tricare at no cost and it made a world of difference. I was able to attend all the events and ceremonies that I needed to while still providing my daughter with breast milk.
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Do you know exactly what Tricare covers as far a breastfeeding goes?
Here are a few facts for you.
They cover one breast pump per birth event and 36 months of pumping supplies after the birth.
Tricare also covers up to six visits to a lactation consultant at no cost.
They will verify your insurance within 24 hours and contact you as soon as it’s approved.
If you’re a military mom this is a great resource! The military lifestyle comes with lots of time away from your home, whether it’s promotion ceremonies or moving. Being able to pump a supply of breast milk for you little one is so important if you’re a nursing mom and Baby Pavilion and Tricare have made that easier for you.
Here are a few helpful pumping tips for you:
Try to create a schedule and follow it as much as possible.
Keep a basket nearby with snacks, drinks and a book.
Drink plenty of water and eat healthy!
Make sure that you have the right size shields.
It shouldn’t hurt when you’re pumping. If it does stop and readjust your shields.