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How to Order an Insurance Covered Spectra Breast Pump

When preparing to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world, don’t forget to get all the essential items on your post-delivery checklist. You’ll need plenty of diapers, onesies, a changing station, a safe sleeping space, wet wipes, and more. While the list may seem exhausting, you’ll be happy to have put in the work once your baby comes. To help yourself prepare, it’s also essential to order your insurance covered breast pump ahead of time. This allows you to familiarize yourself with all of the settings and the manufacturer’s instructions in advance. While there are a lot of great options to choose from, here we’ll cover the specifics regarding how to order an insurance covered Spectra breast pump.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides an array of benefits that can’t be ignored. Even if you can only breastfeed for a few months, the benefits will last a lifetime. Mothers who are able should consider breastfeeding in conjunction with solid foods until their children are up to two years old to get the most out of these benefits. Breast milk is laden with nutrients that help to support your baby’s immune system, encourage healthy brain development, and contribute to healthy weight gain and ongoing growth.

It’s not uncommon for women to struggle with latching during the first few attempts at breastfeeding, but that shouldn’t be a reason to give up. Lactation consultants can help you find the right latch and get the most out of your nursing sessions. Plus, the first few days of breastfeeding are often some of the most beneficial. It’s during this time that your breasts will release colostrum or liquid gold.

Colostrum is the most nutrient dense part of your milk supply, making it a deep yellowish color that many mothers claim resembles gold. Colostrum is extremely high in protein, fat-soluble vitamins, essential minerals, and immunoglobulins that help to nourish your newborn. As an added benefit, colostrum helps your baby fight off harmful bacteria and viruses with naturally occurring leukocytes.

By breastfeeding your newborn immediately following delivery, you’ll be able to pass on the benefits of your colostrum, but if you have problems with latching, don’t worry. Ongoing breastfeeding will continue to provide your baby with unbeatable benefits that last a lifetime. Some of these benefits include improved immunity with a reduced likelihood that your baby will suffer from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), asthma, childhood obesity, certain infections, respiratory diseases, and more.

If you’re unable to breastfeed, you still have options. Talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of using breast milk from new mothers in your area. Some women breast pump and build up a milk supply that they’re never able to use. In recent years, mothers have been banding together to create a community where breast milk can be donated to those in need. For those curious about this route, make sure that you work closely with your doctor and find a reputable organization to ensure that everything is being done in a safe, healthy manner. If you’re looking for a good formula that will provide your baby with what they need for a healthy development, talk to your pediatrician for recommendations.   

How Breast Pumping Can Help Increase the Benefits of Breastfeeding

Most mothers spend the first few weeks nursing their newborn exclusively. It’s the perfect way to bond while you gaze over your baby’s tiny toes and fingers and marvel in the miracle of their existence. However, as time passes, you will eventually need to get things done. While we all wish we could live in the newborn bubble forever, it’s not feasible. Many women need to return to the office or at the very least, take a personal day. During this time, in order to continue providing your newborn with the benefits of breast milk, you’ll need a breast pump.

Breast pumps allow new mothers to express breast milk and freeze it for later use. This is essential if you plan to leave your baby at all during the first year of their lives. Supplementing breast feeding with pumping allows you to build a milk supply so your partner or caregiver can administer feedings without having to rely on formula.

Spectra Breast Pumps

Spectra breast pumps are a great option for mothers on the go. They’re some of the most portable types of breast pumps on the market and are paired with highly efficient settings that don’t compromise comfort levels. Spectra makes two popular breast pumps that you can choose from when ordering your insurance covered breast pump: the Spectra S1 Plus and the Spectra S2 Plus.

Spectra S1 Plus

Spectra S1 Plus breast pumps are technically considered hospital strength breast pumps, which means that not all new mothers will be eligible to receive one that’s fully covered by their insurance provider. Hospital grade breast pumps are often used for mothers who have trouble breastfeeding, mothers with medical conditions that make breastfeeding difficult, or mothers with babies who need special care and attention. However, the Spectra S1 Plus can be used by any new mother, just make sure that you learn more about your coverage options prior to placing an order.

The Spectra S1 Plus is a double electric, closed system breast pump. This design is meant to mimic the way that your newborn feeds, thus improving your milk supply over time. The Spectra S1 Plus can help increase your milk output and strengthen your natural cycle of production with comfortable, gentle suckling actions accompanied by a massage mode to help encourage speedy let-down.

Spectra S1 Plus breast pumps are both portable and rechargeable, so they can be taken on the go and won’t weigh down your bag. The entire Spectra S1 pump only weighs about 3lbs, and the battery life lasts for roughly 3 hours of pumping. It can be recharged as needed or used with a wall adapter. The suction strengths and cycle speeds are adjustable to adapt to every woman’s natural differences. There is also a 2-setting night light and timer integrated into the pump. The pump is made from BPA free components and comes with a 24mm flange set, a 28mm flange set, two sets of 6oz milk collection bottles, two duckbill valves, two backflow protectors, two tubing components, and one power cord and AC adapter.

Spectra S2 Plus

The Spectra S2 Plus is also a hospital strength double breast pump, which allows for all of the same benefits discussed in the Spectra S1 Plus. Similarly, the Spectra S2 Plus is a closed system to help improve overall hygiene and avoid unnecessary germ build up or infiltration. While this pump is also constructed out of BPA free components, it is not portable or rechargeable. That is the only difference between the two styles—you need to have the Spectra S2 Plus plugged into a power outlet during pumping whereas you can pump on battery power with the Spectra S1 Plus. The Spectra S2 Plus breast pump comes with a 24mm flange set, a 28mm flange set, two sets of 6oz milk collection bottles, two duckbill valves, two backflow protectors, and two tubing components.

The process of ordering a Spectra breast pump through insurance is easier than ever with Byram Healthcare.

How to Order a Spectra Breast Pump Through Insurance

New and expecting mothers are eligible to order a Spectra S1 Plus or Spectra S2 Plus breast pump through several insurance providers including, but not limited to, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, and more. To make this process as easy as possible, Byram Healthcare offers a simple, three-step ordering process. Before getting started, make sure that you discuss all your coverage options with your insurance provider and check to see if you’ll need to acquire a prescription from your doctor or OB/GYN. Many insurance providers do require a prescription, but they’re easily obtainable and Byram Healthcare can help you throughout the process.

After you’ve double checked your coverage details, get started with Byram Healthcare. Byram Healthcare is a leading medical supply company that works to provide new and expecting mothers with all of the educational materials, support, and supplies they need to excel in pregnancy and throughout parenthood. Using our easy, three-step ordering process, new mothers can get their insurance covered breast pump today. Byram Healthcare works with both providers and manufacturers to connect new and expecting mothers with the perfect breast pump for their needs. To get started, simply browse our selection of breast pumps, and begin your order. If you have any insurance-related questions or concerns, contact one of the breast pump experts at Byram Healthcare today.