Hey Military Mamas!
I have something personal to share with you about my journey with breastfeeding my little ones in the past and how I plan to get a high quality breast pump at no cost when my littlest bundle of joy arrives through The Breastfeeding Shop.
Its no secret that breastfeeding has made a name for itself as the best choice for your baby but its also no secret that breastfeeding is hard. I knew from the beginning with my first child that I wanted to give nursing a shot. I was completely inspired by other women and their ability to exclusively feed their baby with natural milk supply as opposed to formula. What I didn’t know is how hard it was going to be at first and how demanding our breasts are not to mention a hungry newborn. I was struggling with keeping my supply up and getting the foremilk and hindmilk under control, that probably sounds like crazy talk to you if you are new to breastfeeding. I was also hit head on with random spells of being engorged and my baby unable to help relive the pressure since she was full.
I went looking for advice and found that a breast pump would be my best bet. I did some research and discovered some of the top rated pumps, the only problem I encountered is they can reach up to $300 and at the time our family budget just couldn’t handle that so I opted for a manual hand pump. It helped but I was exhausted already and the last thing I wanted to do was sit and manually pump over and over. Talk about some serious hand cramps. I went to my next option which was a second hand breast pump. It was electric and very cheap due to a few flaws and missing parts. It got the job done but what I would have done for a double electric pump that actually worked!
Luckily I was able to make do and keep nursing my first born until 10 months and when my 2nd child arrived I was able to nurse for 14 months. Some women don’t have the capabilities to do that due to low supply, complications medically, work interference, time, and mainly because its just uncomfortable and the pain from an incorrect latch is too much to deal with. I am sure most mothers would love to continue to give their growing babies breast milk and tons do using a breast pump but others choose not to because of two reasons, time and cost.
I am excited to share some pretty awesome details with you Military Moms and Spouses on how you can get a top rated high quality breast pump at no cost with Tricare and The Breastfeeding Shop. YES!!!! you read that right no cost. Sounds like a dream come true and one less thing to worry about when your new baby arrives.
Here is how you can get a breast pump from The Breastfeeding Shop:
- First you will need to get a prescription from your Doctor. They will put together a prescription for a pump and the length of time needed.
- Head over to The Breastfeeding Shop and fill out the order form along with the prescription. There are several ways to get the prescription submitted ( upload the image, email, fax, or have them contact your Dr. for you)
- On the order form you will also pick your desired breast pump!
- Submit the form and they will ship your breast pump to you! They even ship overseas!
I wish I there was an opportunity like this when I had my first child and I wish I knew about it with my second! Luckily I know now so I can submit my order for my pump and have it shipped to me all the way in Bahrain!
It truly is a blessing to not have to worry about cost when it comes to giving your baby the best.