FAQs About Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump Through The Breastfeeding Shop
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An amazing benefit from TRICARE for new moms is the breast pump benefit. This started in 2014 and allows each mom, one pump, for every birth event. This will allow each new mom to have a breast pump whether they need one for everyday use or to have on hand to help their milk supply.
The Breastfeeding Shop is a retailer where you can receive your pump. They offer a wide selection of breast pumps to choose from. There are a lot of questions about how all this works and everything you will receive with this benefit.
Here is a list of FAQs to help you understand more about this and how to get your own breast pump.
1. Where do I go for my breast pump?
Head on over to The Breastfeeding Shop and start the process. They have a form to fill out which makes ordering your breast pump through them easy to do.
2. What type of RX do I need to have and what should it say?
You do not need a specific RX form, but your RX does need to be signed by your doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant. You also need to have certain wording on the prescription. Here is an example of an RX form that you can download and take to your doctor. The RX does need to have Double Electric Breast Pump / E0603 and Accessory Kit / Supplies as well as the length of need, Up to 36 Months on the form. You can also have the Breastfeeding Shop contact your doctor for you but getting the RX yourself will make the process go faster.
3. How many pumps can I get? I had my babies close together.
Through TRICARE you are allowed to have one breast pump for every birth event, no matter how close your babies are. A birth event means either giving birth or adopting a baby. You can receive your breast pump before you deliver your baby and up to 36 months after they are born.
4. What breast pumps does the Breastfeeding Shop have?
The Breastfeeding Shop has 10 pumps for you to choose from. You can find the one that will work best for you and your needs. Not every breast pump is the same and will work for every mom.
5. I live overseas in Germany, can I still get a pump? What about if we are stationed in South Korea?
Yes, they can ship your breast pump to anywhere in the world.
6. How long will it take me to get my breast pump?
This might depend on the insurance verification process but you should receive your breast pump within 2- 5 business days. A little longer if the pump is being shipped overseas. If you feel like it has taken too long you can call The Breastfeeding Shop at 866-255-6779 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. What is my flange is the wrong size?
You can re-order the right size with your TRICARE benefit.
8. What do I do if I have an issue with my breast pump after I receive it?
If you are having mechanical issues, you will need to call the customer service line for your breast pump’s brand. Here are the numbers:
9. I need more breast pump accessories, how can I order those?
After your baby is born you can receive additional accessories. TRICARE will pay for two additional accessory kits and you can order them through this accessory kit order form.
10. What if I have more questions?
If you need extra help, you can fill out a form on the Breastfeeding Shop’s website and customer service will get back to you shortly.
Receive your no-cost breast pump is an amazing TRICARE benefit. Going to The Breastfeeding Shop is the best idea, they will help you get your pump in a timely manner so you can start using it with your new baby.