New York mothers and moms-to-be who are covered by GHI-HIP may be eligible to receive a free breast pump and equipment through insurance. A Medical Supply provides mothers with free breast pumps and discounted breastfeeding essentials like nursing tops, nursing pillows, organic nipple cream, breast milk storage bags, and more. To apply for your breast pump through insurance, click here.
Why Breastfeeding Is Important?
With so many advancements in baby formula, many mothers question if breastfeeding really has added benefits. Baby formula can provide all the vitamins and nutrients to keep your baby’s tummy full and help them grow. That being said, breast milk does contain added benefits that formula could never replicate. Formula is designed to meet the needs of most babies, but your breast milk is created specifically for your unique baby. While experts such as the American Associations For Pediatrics and the American College For Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6 months of a baby’s life, ultimately it is a personal choice whether to breastfeed or not. Today, we’d like to list just a few of the benefits for Mom and Baby that breastfeeding offers.
Breast milk is very easily digested by your infant, meaning fewer instances of diarrhea and constipation, all leading up to a happier baby. In addition to digestive health, breast milk also contains valuable antibodies that can pass along to your baby, helping them fight off viruses and diseases.
Breastfeeding offers long-term benefits as well. Breastfed babies have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases later in life such as asthma, Crohn's disease, allergies, and childhood diabetes. Breastfeeding can also cut the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) nearly in half.
Benefits For Mom: Babies aren't the only ones benefiting from breastfeeding. While breastfeeding, mother’s bodies absorb calcium better which helps to create stronger bones and reduce the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Additionally, nursing helps to release the hormone oxytocin, which helps your uterus to contract to pre-pregnancy size and reduces the amount of postpartum bleeding. Nursing also is more economical than formula-feeding. Breastmilk is free, and with a free breast pump through insurances, mothers can continue to provide breast milk even if they return to work soon after their little one is born. And with all of the health benefits for your infant, you can expect fewer trips to the doctor’s office.
Get A Free Breast Pump With GHI-HIP Insurance
If you are a new or expecting mother in New York covered by GHI-HIP Insurance, you can receive a free breast pump through GHI-HIP insurance. Quality electric breast pumps from brands like Ardo, Medela, Ameda, Lansinoh and Spectra can help mothers to continue breastfeeding their babies for the recommended six months, even if they need to return to work. To start the process of having a breast pump through insurance delivered to your door, head over to our accepted insurance plans page.