If you are a new or expecting New York mother covered by Medicaid, you are eligible for a free breast pump covered by insurance. A Medical Supply wants to play a role in helping mothers get ready to welcome their new babies into the world by assisting with the insurance claims, giving moms a hassle-free way to receive their insured breast pumps.
Do I Need To Breastfeed My Baby?
New mothers are often faced with the decision on whether or not to breastfeed their new baby. Modern-day baby formula offers the nutrition that your baby needs to grow and develop properly, so why is breastfeeding still important? While breastfeeding is a personal choice that each mother makes, there are benefits that breast milk offers that formula cannot.
Boosted Immunity: Babies are born with very sensitive immune systems. Breastfeeding helps to improve this because antibodies that fight diseases are passed along from mother to child through breast milk. This helps to reduce common illnesses such as ear infections and respiratory infections.
Better Digestion: Breast milk is, essentially, the perfect food for your newborn. This means it is unique to you and your baby and is easily digested.
Effective Vaccines: Breastfeeding is linked to more effective vaccinations against a variety of diseases and reduces the risk of fevers after receiving a vaccine.
Healthier Childhood: Babies who are breastfed during infancy show benefits throughout their childhood, including lower risks of chronic illnesses such as asthma, allergies, obesity, and diabetes.
Benefits For Mom: Breastfeeding is more economical than formula-feeding. While many moms might cringe when they first see the price of an electric breast pump, insurance often covers this cost, whereas formula is paid for out of pocket. Additionally, with all of the health benefits for the baby, you can expect fewer trips to the doctor’s office that might require copays and deductible payments. In addition, breastfeeding has been shown to lessen the severity of postpartum depression, as well as speed up post-birth healing. When you nurse, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin which helps the uterus to return to pre-pregnancy size and reduce the amount of bleeding after birth.
CIGNA-Covered Breast Pumps For all Cigna covered Moms
A Medical Supply offers top-rated breast pumps from brands like Medela, Spectra, Ardo, and Ameda, so you know you are getting a quality product when you order through A Med Supply. We also offer all of the nursing essentials and breastfeeding supplies you may need, from nursing bras and tanks to nursing pillows and more. Head over to our insured breast pumps page to get started today!