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How to Get an Elvie Breast Pump Through Insurance

When expecting a new baby, your to-do list can get a little overwhelming. Between trying to get ready before your due date, physical changes that limit your range of motion, and the excitement of welcoming your new baby into the world, small details can be overlooked. However, it’s important to remember the essentials for post-delivery! You'll need diapers, onesies, a changing station, a safe sleeping space, wet wipes, and more. Preparing these items in advance will make your life easier when the baby arrives.

Additionally, regardless of whether you think you’ll use it or not, it's recommended to order your insurance-covered breast pump before the baby is born. Since it’s available to you at zero out of pocket costs, you might as well get one and have it on hand. This way, you can familiarize yourself with the settings and instructions before you have your hands full. To help you get the most out of your experience, this guide will cover the process of ordering an Elvie breast pump through your insurance provider.


Understanding the Importance of Breastfeeding

Th advantages of breastfeeding are numerous and undeniable. Although it’s recommended to exclusively nourish your newborn with breast milk during the first six months, even a short breastfeeding period can provide lifelong benefits. To maximize these benefits, mothers who are able should breastfeed alongside solid foods until their child is up to two years old. Breast milk is packed with nutrients that strengthen a baby's immunity, promote healthy brain development, and aid in healthy weight gain and growth.

Regardless of how well you prepare, it’s common for women to have difficulty latching during their first attempts at breastfeeding. Even though it’s an extremely natural experience, it’s not as easy as you might expect. However, any difficulties during the first few weeks shouldn’t discourage you from continuing to try. Lactation consultants can assist in finding the right latch and getting the most out of you nursing sessions. The initial days of breastfeeding can be particularly beneficial, as your breasts release colostrum, so talk to your doctor about potential lactation consultants ahead of time.

Colostrum, also referred to as liquid gold, is highly concentrated in nutrients, such as protein, fat-soluble vitamins, essential minerals, and immunoglobulins, which nourish your newborn. Additionally, colostrum contains leukocytes that help your baby fight off harmful bacteria and viruses. By breastfeeding immediately after delivery, you can pass down the benefits of colostrum to your baby, setting them up for healthy development both now and in the future. After colostrum has passed, breastfeeding will continue to provide long-term benefits such as stronger immunity and the reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), asthma, childhood obesity, infections, and respiratory diseases.

If breastfeeding isn’t an option for you, there are alternatives available. Consult with your doctor about the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining breast milk from other mothers in the area. Some women pump and store breast milk that they are unable to use. In recent years, communities have formed where breast milk can be donated to those in need. If this is something that interests you, it’s important to work closely with your doctor and find a reputable organization to ensure that the process is safe and healthy. Additionally, you can speak to your pediatrician for recommendations on formula that will support your baby's healthy development.start your order

How to Use a Breast Pump to Supplement Nursing Sessions

During the first few weeks, many new moms spend most of their time nursing their newborns, as it’s an excellent way to bond with your baby and cherish their arrival in your family. But as time goes on, life demands attention elsewhere. You’ll eventually need to engage in other activities to optimize both your health and the health of your baby. While it would be nice to remain in the new-baby bubble forever, it’s not practical. Many mothers need to return to work or take a day off from nursing to rest. During these times, a breast pump can help maintain the benefits of breast milk for your baby.

A breast pump allows mothers to express and store breast milk for later use, which is important if you plan to be away from your baby during the first year. Pumping breast milk in addition to breastfeeding can help you build a milk supply, which will allow others to feed your baby without having to rely on formula. Luckily, you can obtain a new insurance-covered breast pump for zero out of pocket costs.


What to Know About Elvie Breast Pumps

Elvie was created with the mission to give women the tools to enable what their bodies have always been capable of, across every phase of womanhood. It all started with Elvie’s Founder and CEO, Tania Bolder. She’s an internationally recognized women’s health expert who is passionate about improving women’s physical and emotional wellbeing. She also regularly spearheads taboo-busting conversations around women’s health. She’s always strived to create world-class technology to help address intimate, and oftentimes neglected, issues that are faced by women. This is what led to the development of Elvie breast pumps.

The Elvie Stride Hands-Free Breast Pump

The Elvie Stride Hands-Free breast pump was designed to move with your body. It can be easily worn comfortably underneath your clothing and offers both single and double pumping options. Many new moms love this breast pump as it’s free from sockets, restrictive wires, and other distracting features. This liberates women and allows new mothers to discreetly express without compromising on pumping performance. Some of the biggest benefits of the Elvie Stride Hands-Free pump include the following:

  • Powerful, hospital-grade pumping motor
  • Noise reduction technology
  • Wire-free features
  • Lightweight and compact, weighing less than 5 oz per cup


When you order an Elvie Stride Hands-Free breast pump through your insurance provider, you’ll receive several accessories to help you make the most of your pumping experience. Some things that come with your Elvie Stride include:

  • 1 Hub
  • 2 Cup Fronts
  • 2 Cup Seals
  • 2 Breast Shields (24mm)
  • 2 Caps
  • 1 Tube Splitter
  • 2 Short Tubes (for the Cups)
  • 1 Long Tube (for the Hub)
  • 1 Clip
  • 1 Cover
  • 2 Valves
  • 2 Diaphragms
  • 1 Charging Cable
  • Instructions for Use


The Elvie Double Electric Breast Pump

Another option for new and expecting moms is the Elvie Double Electric breast pump. This is a smart, wearable breast pump that was designed to be discreet and hassle-free. It creates suction through the use of differentiated pump technology, which simultaneously acts as noise reduction. In fact, this pump is virtually silent and is small enough to discreetly slip inside your bra. It can also be connected to a free app on your smart phone, which allows you to remotely adjust the settings and monitor live milk volumes. This can help create a substantial pumping history for you to revisit. Plus, there are no cords, no tubes, and no wasted time. The Elvie Double Electric breast pump has only five parts, making assembly and cleaning a breeze. Some things that come with your Elvie Double Electric breast pump include:

  • 2 Hubs
  • 4 Bottles (5oz/150ml, BPA free)
  • 2 Breast Shields (24mm)
  • 2 Breast Shields (28mm)
  • 4 Valves
  • 4 Spouts
  • 4 Seals
  • 4 Storage Lids
  • 4 Bra Adjusters
  • 2 USB Charging Cables
  • 2 Carry Bags
  • Instructions for Use


How to Order an Elvie Breast Pump Through Insurance

New and expecting mothers can easily obtain an Elvie breast pump through insurance providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, and more. To help, Byram Healthcare streamlines the process with a simple ordering system. Before starting, confirm your coverage options with your insurance provider, and check to see if a prescription is required from your doctor or OB/GYN. Many insurance providers do require a prescription, but Byram Healthcare can help you acquire one.

Byram Healthcare is a reputable medical supply company that equips new and expecting mothers with the necessary education, support, and supplies for a successful pregnancy and parenting journey. Our easy, three-step ordering process allows new mothers to get their insurance-covered breast pump as soon as possible. We collaborate with providers and manufacturers to match new and expecting mothers with the ideal breast pump for their needs. Browse our selection of pumps and start your order today. If you have any insurance-related questions, contact Byram Healthcare's breast pump experts for assistance.