Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover a Breast Pump?

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Understanding the specifics of your insurance policy can be complicated and overwhelming, especially when you’re expecting a new addition to your household (hi, baby!). But between preparing yourself and your child for upcoming doctor’s appointments, a hospital stay, and everything in between, it is important to know how your insurance can help you meet your needs.


Luckily, that’s our specialty. Our team here at Aeroflow Breastpumps can help you determine the specific coverage you receive under your insurance plan for pregnancy, breastfeeding, and postpartum equipment. Generally, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance guidelines cover a double-electric breast pump and breast pump supplies at no cost to you and your family. But what does that process look like? And what are the specific stipulations of your policy? Don’t stress—we have the answers to all your questions!

Blue Cross Blue Shield Breast Pump Coverage

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), legislation requires that new and expectant mothers receive breastfeeding support and supplies at no out-of-pocket cost under most insurance plans. BCBS is required to cover a breast pump through insurance for existing or recent mothers, though some exceptions apply to grandfathered plans.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield breast pump coverage currently includes one double-electric breast pump in conjunction with each pregnancy, as well as tubing, breast shields, valves, and storage containers. In other words, you can get a brand-new breast pump for each baby through your health insurance. This said, coverage does not include items such as totes, cooler bags, or extra bottles.

How To Get a Breast Pump Through Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield


Aeroflow Breastpumps Specialists make the process of getting a free breast pump through Anthem BCBS as simple as possible for moms. We carry top-of-the-line breast pumps from leading manufacturers like Motif, Medela, Ameda, Spectra, Lansinoh, Evenflo, Freemie and more!


Some plans may have price caps, require a prescription, or have certain stipulations regarding your insurance-covered breast pump, so verifying your health benefits at the beginning of the process is important. If you want more information on what your specific coverage allows, fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form, and one of our specialists will reach out to you!

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Does BCBS Cover Breast Pump Replacement Parts?

Replacement flages, milk storage bags, tubing, and other parts can be costly out-of-pocket expenses. Good news! Some BCBS plans not only cover your breast pump but additional replacement parts should anything happen to your equipment. Be sure to check your specific plan to see if this benefit is covered under your guidelines. 


 Many Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plans also cover replacement parts for your pump like:



Your eligibility will depend on your specific plan and coverage. Our team at Aeroflow Breastpumps will automatically check your coverage for additional breast pump supplies. Approximately eight weeks after your due date, a specialist will notify you via email and phone of your eligibility. Replacement parts include all of the parts that connect to the breast pump motor, including tubing, breast shields, and valves.

What if I Want a Different Pump?

Mama knows best! If you decide you want a pump model with more bells and whistles than your insurance covers, you may be able to apply the price of an insurance-approved breast pump as a credit to your upgraded pump. Ask our specialists for more information!

Pregnancy and Postpartum Coverage

Many pregnancy and postpartum essentials are covered through insurance, as well. These medical devices have been designed by healthcare professionals to provide support, relief, and stabilization for increased comfort during pregnancy and to assist with postpartum healing. 


You may be able to receive pregnancy support and postpartum recovery garments, like pregnancy support bands, for little or no cost through your insurance plan. Support bands and compression garments can ease pregnancy and postpartum pain and be a huge help to mothers experiencing extreme pressure in their backs, hips, and stomachs by providing extra support, reducing swelling, and increasing circulation throughout the body.


We offer lumber support bands, compression socks, recovery support garments, and more from the top brands in pregnancy and postpartum equipment. For the full list of the pregnancy support and postpartum recovery products we offer, head to our website.


Get Started Today!


At Aeroflow Breastpumps, we pride ourselves on providing new moms with the best possible durable medical equipment (DME) through insurance. Our team of specialists is waiting to verify your Anthem benefits! You care for yourself and your baby, and we’ve got the rest. 


The process takes only a few days to qualify through your health plan. If you are expecting your little one to arrive any day or have already given birth, we’ll do everything we can to expedite the process. Check out our website to get started and view our entire collection of insurance-covered breast pumps here.


This is the current coverage provided by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as of December 2023.

About the Author

Jennifer Jordan is the Director of Mom & Baby at Aeroflow Breastpumps. As a working and once-breastfeeding mother, Jennifer (along with her team) is committed to supporting all mamas on their breastfeeding journey through support, education, and exceptional customer service.

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