Research has consistently proven infants provided breast milk experience a stronger immunity, advanced cognitive development, and significantly reduced odds of heart disease and Type II Diabetes in adulthood. These outcomes are just some of many health benefits breast milk offers and explains why more mothers are choosing to nurse. This cultural trend has made breast pumps a necessity for women expecting to experience separation from their infant before they are ready to forgo breastfeeding. Returning to the workforce is the most common reason for separation, and many employers are now required by law to provide mothers a location for expressing breast milk while on site. Most insurance policies offer coverage for electric breast pumps as part of preventative service benefits which has also helped popularize the use of breast pumps as well. As breast pumps are becoming more relevant for working mothers to sustain their breast milk supply, the interest of how a breast pump actually works is growing too.

Most Common Breast Pump

The most common type of breast pump for mothers planning to pump on a regular basis is the double electric breast pump. Double electric breast pumps offer high levels of efficiency as both breasts can receive adequate expression simultaneously. Breast pumps work by delivering a vacuum seal to the nipple by way of flanges also known as breast shields. The vacuum is designed to emulate a baby’s nursing rhythm and induce milk production. As the vacuum suction engages and releases milk extracts from the breasts and into collection containers completing the expression process.   Women find pumping necessary to relieve engorgement, maintain adequate milk supply, and continue to provide breast milk when nursing isn’t possible.

Aeroflow Healthcare is an industry leading Durable Medical Equipment (DME) supplier offering a variety of double electric breast pumps. Aeroflow’s team of Breast Pump Specialists work to verify specific plan benefits on behalf of the patient to determine coverage for breast pumps. A Breast Pump Specialist serves as an excellent resource to mothers who are unsure of which pump would best meet their needs.  Visit breastpumps.aeroflowinc.com and enter your information via the “Qualify through Insurance” tab. A Breast Pump Specialist will communicate with your insurance carrier, and then work with you on obtaining a pump meeting your specific needs. Your insurance policy may even provide ongoing coverage for breast pump supplies. Reach out today! We look forward to working with you!