As of 2011, moms can use Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to purchase breastfeeding products including breast pumps, breastfeeding accessories and breast pump spare parts.

What is FSA?

Simply put, a Flexible Spending Account is an account where you contribute money from your salary BEFORE taxes are withheld then get reimbursed for your out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses.

What Will My FSA Plan Cover?

New and expectant moms can use FSA funds for breastfeeding products, including:
  • Breast Pumps
  • Breastfeeding accessories
  • Breast Pump spare parts
  • Better yet, all of your favorite Medela products are covered by FSA!

FSA Shopping List

We recommend you start out by contacting your FSA provider to understand the specifics of your plan. You might find that you must use your FSA funds by December 31st or you will lose what has been accrued. Because of the common end-of-year deadline, most moms use their FSA funds between the months of October – December. When putting together your FSA shopping list, it is helpful to categorize your options by the following categories:
  • FSA Breast Pumps
  • FSA Breast Care Products
  • FSA Breast Pump Storage & Feeding
  • FSA Breast Pump Cleaning Supplies
  • FSA Authentic Breast Pump Spare Parts

FSA Breast Pumps

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans are required to provide breastfeeding equipment to nursing and pregnant women. However, most basic insurance pumps do not come standard with breast pump bags and accessories. This is where your FSA plan kicks in! Your FSA funds can be used to purchase an upgrade breast pump package from your preferred breast pump manufacturer! Medela upgrade breast pumps available for purchase with FSA funds:
  • Medela Freestyle Double-Electric Breastpump
  • Medela Pump In Style Advanced Double-Electric Breastpumps
    • Metro Bag, Backpack, and Tote

FSA Breast Care Products

It is important to take care of your breasts while breastfeeding and using a breast pump, as many women experience sore and tender breasts/nipples. Thankfully, there are great products available to help deal with these symptoms! Medela breast care products available for purchase with FSA funds:
  • Disposable Nursing Pads
  • Tender Care Lanolin
  • Washable Nursing Pads

FSA Covered Storage and Feeding

Nursing moms need proper breast milk storage products to store their liquid gold! Medela breastfeeding storage and feeding products available for purchase with FSA funds:
  • Breastmilk Storage Containers with Lids
  • Pump and Save Breastmilk Bags

FSA Breastpump Cleaning Supplies

Cleaning your breast pump parts and accessories is an essential for providing bacteria-free breast milk to your little one. A clean pump ensures breast milk purity and lengthens the life of your pump motor and parts. Cleaning accessories are designed to help mommy sanitize the breast pump quickly and efficiently. Medela breast pump cleaning supplies:
  • Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bags
  • Quick Clean Breastpump and Accessory Wipes
  • Quick Clean Breast Milk Removal Soap

FSA Covered Spare Parts

Breast pump spare parts are not limited to replacement parts such as membranes, valves and connectors. In fact, a breast pump bag is considered a breast pump spare part! Breast pump spare parts are meant to keep you prepared and organized during your breastfeeding journey. Medela authentic breast pump spare parts:
  • Easy Expression Bustier
  • Breastpump Bags
    • Shoulder and Messenger Style
  • Pump In Style Advanced Pumping Kit
  • Breast Milk Cooler Set
  • Breastshields
  • Breastshield Connectors
  • Replacement Valves
  • Replacement Membranes
  • Freestyle Spare Parts Set
  • Vehicle Car Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Power Adapter
  • Breastpump Accessory Set
Aeroflow Breastpumps specializes in helping new and expectant moms just like you qualify for their free breast pump through insurance. Qualifying is easy and takes only 3 minutes! Fill out our online qualification form and within 1-2 days you will be contacted by your designated Breastpump Specialist to discuss your options. Be sure to mention your FSA funds account when speaking with your Breastpump Specialist; we can help you upgrade your breast pump and get fun and useful accessories! We look forward to hearing from you soon!