New Jersey Moms Can Get Free Breast Pumps With Healthfirst NJ
New Jersey moms can rest easy knowing that breastfeeding pumps and supplies are covered under eligible benefits plans of Healthfirst New Jersey. A Medical Supply helps expecting and new moms receive their insurance-covered breast pumps by handling the insurance claim for you - that way you can spend less time worrying and more time preparing for your little one. To apply for a free breast pump with Healthfirst New Jersey, click here.
Do I Need To Breastfeed My Baby?
At A Medical Supply, we are committed to educating mothers on the benefits of breastfeeding. That being said, the decision to nurse your baby is a personal choice, and a baby raised on formula will have all of the nutrients it needs to grow and develop. Breastfeeding, however, does have many proven benefits that even modern baby formula cannot replicate. In fact, experts agree that if possible, babies should be exclusively fed breast milk for the first six months of life in order to reap the benefits. Today, we would like to discuss just what some of these benefits are for both mother and child.
Babies who are breastfed show fewer instances of diarrhea and constipation because breastmilk is so easily digested.
Babies who nurse are also less likely to experience certain diseases, viruses, and respiratory infections because valuable disease-fighting antibodies are passed from the mother to the baby. This helps to develop a baby’s immune system.
There are also long-term benefits of breastfeeding. Babies who are breastfed for at least the recommended six months are less likely to develop asthma, allergies, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses in childhood.
Breastfeeding can cut the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) nearly in half.
Babies are not the only ones who benefit from breastfeeding. Nursing mothers release a hormone called oxytocin, which helps the uterus contract to pre-pregnancy size and reduce the amount of postpartum bleeding. Additionally, breastfeeding increases a mother’s ability to absorb calcium, making her less likely to experience postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Moms who breastfeed also report quicker weight loss, fewer cases of postpartum depression, and feeling more empowered and confident.
Receive Your Free Breast Pump With A Medical Supply
With Healthfirst NJ insurance covers the cost of breast pumps and equipment for new moms under most plans. When you choose A Med Supply for your new pump, you have access to the best breast pump brands like Ardo, Spectra, Medela, and Ameda, as well as access to all of the nursing essentials you may need. Head over to our accepted insurance page to get started and have a free breast pump delivered right to your door.