There are so many different brands and types of breast-pumps on the market today. From manual to hospital grade, Medela to Spectra- how will you know which is the best fit for you and your baby? Medela has been the leading name in breastfeeding supplies and equipment for over 50 years, and carries a wide array of pumps and accessories. In this article, we will discuss one of their most reputable pumps- the Medela Pump In Style.
The Medela Pump in Style is a double electric breast pump, which has many variations and accessory packages available. This motor is durable, and meant for personal use, supplemental pumping. This makes this model perfect for moms who want to increase milk production, store breast milk, or pump on-the-go.
You can find the Medela Pump in Style as a Starter Set (available through insurance only). This includes all the bare necessities for expressing milk- tubing, two breast shields, and two milk storage containers. From there, you can upgrade to the Tote or Backpack. The Tote and Backpack include the same additional accessories- a battery pack, cooler tote and contoured ice packs, and a bag to carry everything (tote or backpack style). You can also find the Pump in Style Advanced Metro Bag. This is a very popular item, and is a little bit more expensive than the Tote or Backpack. The Metro bag allows for a little more portability- you can remove the pump motor from the bag (you cannot with the Tote and Backpack). The Metro comes with all the same amenities as the Tote or Backpack, and can be found for a great price here:
Breast pumps and other supplies can be extremely expensive, but per the Affordable Care Act, may be covered by your health insurance company at little to no cost to you. Find out if your policy is compliant by completing the following three-step qualify through insurance form. A representative at Aeroflow will contact your insurance company, verify your coverage and network status, and contact you within 3-5 business days with your options. The costs of accessories such as the batteries, bags and coolers mentioned in the packages above are not billable, and therefore not covered by insurance; however, since the motor, tubing, breast shields, and two storage containers are, if you are covered, these upgrade packages come at a major discount. Find out your pricing today!
If you have questions about the Medela Pump In Style through insurance, give us a call at 844-867-9890. We look forward to working with you!