Breast Pump Supplies Through Insurance

Many insurers will cover breastfeeding replacement equipment. If you received your breast pump through insurance with Aeroflow Breastpumps, we’ll automatically let you know if your insurance covers additional breast pump parts at no cost. You’ll be notified via email if you’re eligible for this benefit through our resupply program. And if you’re looking to purchase specific or new parts out of pocket, we carry individual pieces or convenient kits that are packaged by pump brand.

Replacing Pump Supplies

Pumping is no easy task. While it is often rewarding, it requires a lot of effort to keep up with your baby’s feeding schedule! One of the most time-consuming aspects of any daily pumping routine is cleaning and caring for your breast pump parts. Maintaining proper care of your breast pump flanges, valves, and tubing is essential to pumping safely and efficiently.

Pump supplies can become stretched, torn, or worn out due to pumping and sanitizing repeatedly, causing the overall loss of suction strength. Over time, residue can build up in the crevices and tubing, leading to possible bacteria and mold build-up. As a regular or exclusive pumper, replacing these parts on a 90-day basis is key to breastfeeding successfully.

However, sometimes the process of replacing pump parts can be a little confusing. Like what parts need to be replaced? And how often should they be changed?

What Parts Need To Be Replaced & How Often?

The breast pump supplies (or parts) that should be replaced regularly include:

  • Duck Valves or Membranes - The membrane is made of soft silicone, meaning it can stretch and easily lose elasticity over time. This can impact the suction strength of your breast pump. If the membrane doesn’t lay flat on valves, it needs to be replaced, but keep in mind that sometimes these smaller parts won’t have any visible damage.
  • Flanges - As you use and clean your flanges over time, they may crack and tear. This can lead to a build-up of bacteria in the crevices that can’t be sterilized, even with vigorous cleaning.
  • Tubing - The ends of your breast pump tubing may stretch or degrade over time, which can also impact the pump's suction strength. If the tubing slides on and off the pump motor and backflow protector easily, then it needs to be replaced. Also, if moisture has been trapped inside of the tubing, it will need to be replaced. Pump tubing needs to remain completely dry, otherwise, the moisture could eventually damage the motor.

How often these parts need to be replaced depends on how frequently they’re used. We recommend replacing these items at least every 90 days