Did you know that many breast pump systems are actually covered through insurance? It is worth looking into because it can save you a lot of money. My medical insurance covered my pump (minus my upgrade) and actually covered new pump parts every 3 months too!
Use a Medical Equipment Provider
I went through Aeroflow because they handled literally everything for me. I provided them my insurance info and due date through their website/e-mail and they took care of the rest. They even reminded me every three months that I was eligible for more pump parts! Seriously cannot speak more highly of this company. It won’t cost you anything to use their services. Note: If you decide to upgrade, you will pay the difference in cost between what your insurance plan covers and the more expensive pump.
I ended up upgrading to this pump because it was lightweight and allowed me to work hands free while pumping. I would just clip the unit on to my pants while I did dishes or cooked or whatever else needed to be done. With twins, this was a HUGE lifesaver especially since I ended up exclusively pumping for about 5 months.
If you think you will be pumping a lot, I HIGHLY recommend buying at least 1-2 extra sets of parts. With a new baby the last thing you will want to do is clean pump parts after every single feed. When I started exclusively pumping, I had four sets of pump parts.
Don’t forget to refer my breast milk storage tips here.