In my preparation for mommyhood, I want to make sure I have the necessities before baby arrives. I plan to breastfeed for as long as feasible and then transition to pumping after my maternity leave (or at whatever point it may become necessary to transition). So, I wanted to look into breast pumps early given that there are so many different options. Thanks to the Obama Administration, breast pumps are free for expecting moms under insurance. Now of course, that is amazing! The only downfall is having to deal with insurance companies, even for covered items. Over the course of my pregnancy, I’d seen several ads on popular pregnancy sites for Aeroflow. Their claim was “Get your pump through insurance in three simple steps.” See the image below from their website:
As the thought of sitting on the phone with my insurance company had zero appeal to me, I decided to give this a try to see how it goes. After doing my research and making sure it was a legitimate company, I visited their website. I entered the required information which included the following: my name, contact information, due date and insurance information. With that, they were able to verify my coverage and benefits through their system. To my surprise, I received a confirmation email that same night that I was approved for a free breast pump through my insurance!
Image below from my confirmation email:
In that same email, they provided a direct link to their website to select my pump. I was impressed to see the options available; all of the top brands were there. The layout was just as easy as online shopping. Some options included the pump plus extras such as a cooler or backpack for storage, extra bottles, etc. Those were not free, but still very deeply discounted (around $30 or $40), at least under my insurance. I went with the Spectra S2 Plus pump. After reading up on its features and the reviews, it was the best option for me. Once I placed my order I received my confirmation email along with the expected delivery date of my pump.
I ordered my breast pump early on in my second trimester and I just received it last weekend, prior to the expected delivery date. Considering the fact that I of course will not be using it right away, I thought the timing was appropriate. It gives me more than enough time to familiarize myself with the product well before baby’s arrival.
Once my pump arrived I was excited to open it up and check it out:
All the parts are there, I tested it to make sure it powered on and that the night light feature worked. Everything looks good! Overall, I would definitely recommend Aeroflow if you’re expecting and plan on using a breast pump. The process was incredibly easy and stress free. If you’ve used or are using Aeroflow or a Spectra pump, share your experience with me below.
***This is not a sponsored post or ad. I am sharing my own, unpaid experience using this service in conjunction with my own insurance.***