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Breastfeeding has many benefits, for both you and your baby. Learn about the types of support that may be available to you.

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Did you know that breastfeeding may lower your risk of developing certain types of breast and ovarian cancers? Breastfeeding also benefits your newborn. Studies show it can reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory diseases, childhood leukemia, asthma, ear infections, childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breast-feeding as the baby’s exclusive nutrition source for around the first six months. The AAP also recommends continued breast-feeding until the baby is at least one year old.

What type of breast pump could I get?

Often, benefit plans will provide a personal-use double-electric breast pump at no cost to you. A personal double-electric breast pump is portable and easy to use. It allows you to pump both breasts at once, cutting pumping time in half.

How do I get a breast pump?

To request a breast pump, call the phone number on your health plan ID card, or you may contact one of the national network providers below. You will need a physician prescription to get a breast pump.

If you contact a breast pump supplier directly, they may ask you:

  • Your doctor’s name and phone number
  • The baby’s due date or the date the baby was delivered

The supplier may check this and other information with your doctor before the breast pump is delivered. 

National breast pump providers


Contact information


Plans covered


Synapse Health


For Synapse Health orders,
visit the Optum Store


Plans through an employer

Pumping Essentials


Pumping Essentials


All plans

Edgepark Medical Supplies


Edgepark Medical Supplies


All plans

Byram Healthcare


Byram Healthcare


All plans

Aeroflow Healthcare


Aeroflow Healthcare


All plans

AdaptHealth Patient Care Solutions


AdaptHealth Patient Care Solutions

All plans

Acelleron Breast Pumps




All plans — with the following exception: services are available for members with Medicaid plans only in CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, PA and RI


By Theresa Stepaniak, Contributing Editor

American Academy of Pediatrics. Newborn and infant breastfeeding. Accessed September, 2023.
Center for Disease Control and Prevntion. About breastfeeding: Why it Matters. Accessed September 8, 2023. Breastfeeding: Why breastfeeding is important. Accessed September 8, 2023.

Last Updated: September 8, 2023