No Cost Breast Pumps for Military Spouses
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I had my third baby in 2010, right in the middle of military life. I was thankful that my husband was home for the birth as he was deployed when our 2nd little boy was born. However, after he was born, we learned that my husband would, in fact, deploy again when our baby was just 2.5 months old.
Breastfeeding has always been important to me, even before I had any children. I knew that was how I wanted to feed my babies. With my first, we struggled a lot, especially at first but I was able to breastfeed him until he was 17 months old. With my 2nd, I breastfed him about nine months, and now that I had my third baby, I wanted the breastfeeding relationship to work. I wanted to be able to give him breastmilk for as long as possible.
The struggle I had was juggling three boys, with a deployed husband, one of them being a breastfed baby. My plan was to breastfeed him for at least a year, but a few weeks after my husband deployed, I started struggling. I was tired and not making as much milk as I could have been. I was stressed from the deployment and raising three kids on my own.
After a few weeks of wondering if we could continue to breastfed, I was able to start using a breast pump. The double electric pump allowed me to be able to give my baby breast milk for longer than I would have otherwise. The pumping allowed me to make more milk and continue to feed my baby what I wanted to feed him. Having a breast pump helped take a little bit of the stress away and made things easier.
These days, getting a breast pump as a military spouse is a very simple process. Tricare will provide female military personnel as well as military spouses with a breast pump as well as breast pump supplies for no cost. The Breastfeeding Shop will help you do so.
How do you go about receiving a no cost breast pump from Tricare?
- Get a prescription from your doctor. The Breastfeeding shop can contact your physician for you.
- Select your breast pump. Find the best one that works for you.
- Fill out the order form. You can find the form at The Breastfeeding Shop.
- Your breast pump will be directly shipped out to you.
Having access to a no cost breast pump is going to help a lot of women continue in their breastfeeding relationship. Visit The Breastfeeding Shop for more information and to start the process of receiving your breast pump.