Post # 1
Did you register for a breast pump and/or accessories?
I’m a little shy/weirded out by the thought of putting all that out there on my registry. I know it’s silly! So I’m on the fence of whether to register for one or not? I’m not even talking about a full on system either. Just a hand pump with extra accessories.
So did you register for a breast pump and/or accessories (such as pads, etc?)
Post # 3
I started my registry as a placeholder for all the things I wanted to buy and was going to take the pump and boobie accessories off because I felt weird about it, but both my mom and boss said I should keep them on. If someone doesn’t want to buy boobie stuff they won’t.
Post # 4
I didn’t put all of the extras on my registry — nipple cream, breast pads, nursing bras, etc. But I definitely put my breast pump on my registry. My mom got it for me for Christmas, which is great since I think this is one of my most important baby necessities.
Post # 5
I’m putting it on there for sure. I don’t have a very “big” registry anyways since we’re foregoing alot of the things I got with DS (just didn’t really use them) & we’re gender neutral so I don’t want to leave anything off of it. lol
Post # 6
I just read our insurance brochure, there was something in there about the insurance companies being required to pay for them. Sorry, I skipped most of the TTC/Babies section as it will not pertain to us, but it caught my eye. You might check with your insurance company, with the new laws going into effect as of the first it might be something they will pay for instead of putting on a registry.
Post # 7
Thanks, someone in another thread mentioned the same thing so I def plan to call and ask my insurance company.
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: @regberadaisy: I called my insurance company today. They cover breast pumps 100% under “durable medical equipment & medical supplies.” I just have to get a doctor’s prescription and can get one in the hospital or through their vendor Edgepark. This is so exciting–I just took the pump that I registered for off of the registry.
Post # 10
I did! I bought them myself (with my FSA account, it’s a federal program & they’re covered) but I wanted people to know I was breastfeeding so I wouldn’t get formula, bottles, etc.
Post # 11
Good to get another affirmation that it’s covered under FSA!
Can you not use regular bottles and breast feed as well? I don’t really know much about breastfeeding.
Post # 12
@regberadaisy: Yes you can but it’s best not to because it can cause nipple confussion.
Post # 13
@mrsjazz: I found out mine will be covered by insurance too! I never thought I’d be so excited about pumping.
I was debating about registering for a breast pump before finding this out. I hadn’t added it yet, but feel I probably would have in the end but would have expected that only my Mom or Mother-In-Law would have been interested in buying it. It still feels kinda weird… but its a big ticket item so makes sense.