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How to Order an Ameda Breast Pump Through Insurance

Breastfeeding is an important decision that mothers need to consider. If you can breastfeed, we recommend doing so. It’s by far the best way to support your baby’s growing development, from those first few days well into their first year of life. Breast milk is packed with nutrients that support healthy mental, emotional, and physical development. While there are some great options for formula on the market, it’s simply not the same. To facilitate your breastfeeding journey and make things as easy as possible, breast pumping is recommended. Unfortunately, many breast pumps have high out of pocket costs and aren’t the #1 item on a shopping list. To help you in your journey throughout parenthood, here’s how to order an Ameda breast pump through insurance.

Benefits of Supplementing Breastfeeding with Breast Pumping

Breastfeeding is an excellent way to provide your newborn with essential nutrients and vitamins, but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be able to nurse exclusively for the first six months of their life. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice a social life or career to nourish your baby. By incorporating regular breast pumping, you’ll build up a breast milk supply that can be fed to your baby when you’re not around or when you just need a break.

Along with providing essential nutrients that help to develop your baby’s immune system, reducing the likelihood that your baby will suffer from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), asthma, childhood obesity, certain infections, respiratory diseases, and increasing bonding between mother and baby, breast pumping is filled with benefits.

Breast pumping gives you more control over your time. It allows you to get back into a routine and stick to a schedule. Since you won’t have to stop everything to nurse, you’ll be able to return to work, enjoy more free time, and share feeding with your partner. Relinquishing control of feedings is a great way for you to share special moments with your partner. It helps them form their own unique bond and gives you the chance to take turns at nighttime feedings. To avoid nipple confusion, make sure that you’re comfortable breastfeeding and that your baby has a good latch prior to using a bottle with expelled milk.

When you incorporate regular breast pumping, you’ll also avoid engorgement and keep your milk supply strong. If you have leftover milk, you may want to consider joining a donation program. There are thousands of mothers who are unable to breastfeed and instead, rely on milk banks from those who have a surplus. The American Academy of Pediatrics provides more information on this subject here.

To make sure that you have every opportunity to provide for your developing child, the Affordable Care Act was passed.

Understanding Coverage with the Affordable Care Act

Choosing to breastfeed is great, but at times it can feel like an unmanageable commitment. To avoid relying on formula, many new mothers begin using a breast pump and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you can receive one with zero out of pocket costs when you order through your insurance.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a comprehensive health care reform law that was enacted in March 2010 in an effort to make affordable health care more available, expand the Medicaid program, and support innovative medical care methods. Within this expansion of benefits, law makers made it a legal requirement that health insurance providers must provide plans that cover breastfeeding support, counseling, and certain equipment throughout the duration of breastfeeding. Since breast pumps are essential in facilitating the proven health benefits of breast milk, they are considered durable medical equipment (DME).

Insurance providers are required to provide new and expecting mothers with an insurance covered breast pump, but the details of different plans and health insurance providers vary.

There are certain exceptions for grandfathered plans and different companies may require specific eligibility for hospital-grade pumps. Always discuss your plan and coverage details with your insurance provider to better understand your qualifying options.

Ameda Breast Pump Specifications

Choosing a breast pump is a very personal decision. The type of pump that you get will depend on how often you plan on pumping, where you’ll be pumping, whether or not you have trouble with latching, if your baby is premature or has congenital conditions, and the degree that you need to build your milk supply. Luckily, Ameda offers a variety of breast pumps tailored to every mother’s needs.

One of the most popular models is the Ameda Mya. The Ameda Mya is a breakthrough hospital strength portable breast pump that’s compact but does not compromise form for function. The Ameda Mya is small, super lightweight, ultra-silent, and can be operated by a rechargeable battery. This gives new moms a convenient, safe, and discreet way to provide their babies with vital nutrition without sacrificing freedom. Whether it’s work, travel, running errands, or just taking a night to yourself, the Ameda Mya breast pump is one of the easiest, most convenient ways to pump on the go.

Some of the key features of an Ameda Mya breast pump include the following:

  • Hospital strength double electric breast pump
  • Up to 280 mmHg suction strength
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Ultra-quiet motor that operates at less than 45dB
  • Internal rechargeable battery with two hours of power with one charge
  • Closed protection system that helps to prevent breastmilk from backing up into the tubing and pump
  • 2-Phase adjustable suction modes with 10 levels of expression mode and five levels of massage mode
  • Three different flange sizes to find the perfect fit


When you order an Ameda Mya breast pump, you’ll receive the pump, breast flanges in 24 mm, 28 mm, and 30 mm, two, 5-ounce bottles, an AC power adapter (12V), dual milk collection system, valves, tubing, diaphragms, locking cap, and a rechargeable internal battery. All Ameda Mya breast pumps come with a two-year limited warranty and weigh about 8 ounces.

Making the Most Out of Your Ameda Breast Pump

To get the most out of your Ameda breast pump, there are a few things you can do to prepare. The first thing to do is read through the entire manufacturer’s warranty. While it might seem overwhelming, doing so will give you the information you need to quickly and efficiently begin using your breast pump once you deliver. You’ll also want to make sure that you have the right size breast flanges for your nipples. When you have improper fitting flanges, you’ll experience discomfort, chafing, and a lot of irritation. This can make it difficult to breast pump and feed and thus, negatively affect your milk supply.

You’ll also want to research information regarding how long you should pump, when the best time to pump is, and how often you should pump for your breastfeeding situation. If you’re having difficulty with breastfeeding and are trying to pump as an alternative, consider talking to a lactation consultant to better understand the root of the issue.

The Easiest Way to Get an Ameda Breast Pump Through Insurance

New and expecting mothers are eligible to receive an Ameda 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 is here to help. While Byram offers an easy, three-step ordering process, it’s still recommended to take a few preliminary steps prior to beginning your order.

The biggest thing that you’ll need to do is thoroughly research all your options. While we love the Ameda Mya breast pump, everyone has different preferences. Discover what your needs will be and go from there. During this process, create a list of questions that you have for your insurance provider regarding coverage of breast pump ordering. Then, call your insurance provider to double check coverage and discuss any prescription requirements. Finally, find a reliable medical supply company like Byram Healthcare to get started with the ordering process.

Byram Healthcare is a leading medical supply company that works to provide new and expecting mothers with everything they need to excel in pregnancy and parenthood. That’s why we have an easy, three-step ordering process for new mothers looking to acquire an insurance covered breast pump. 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.