When you’re about to have a new baby, especially if it is your first one, there are several uncertainties about what to expect. Sometimes it can be totally frustrating when you sit down and start trying to figure out and figure up all the things you need. Of course, your babies health and safety are the first priority and you will want to take that into consideration in each decision you make.
Things can start to add up pretty quick when you have a new baby on the way. You have to think about the cost of clothing, medical expense, diapers, food and much more. It can get a bit overwhelming. However, there is one thing you don’t have to worry about and that is getting a breast pump.
Under the Affordable Care Act, it is mandated that new moms be provided a free breast pump by their insurance companies. This saves you money in two ways: One is the fact that you will not have to come out of pocket with any money to get your new breast pump. Two; By breastfeeding your baby for the first six months you could save $3,172.
Numerous Benefits To Breastfeeding
Here at Juban Cowen Dental Care, we have always been concerned about women’s health. We even provide Frenectomies in order to make it easier for babies to breastfeed. These benefits for the mother include:
- A greater bond between the mother and the baby
- Moms burn more calories and lose pregnancy weight faster
- You become a lower risk for ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and postpartum depression
- Better overall health for your child
The benefits to your baby are numerous. Breastfeeding has proven to lower your child’s risk for several health issues. You can find a great article here on those issues.
When you consider the fact that you don’t have to purchase the pump and the savings you will get by breastfeeding, getting your free breast pump from your insurance company is a no-brainer.
Good luck getting your free breast pump.