Health insurance is designed to be there for us when we need it. From those early days in the first trimester to those final moments of labor and delivery, a reliable health insurance plan can be one of the most helpful resources for any mom-to-be. However, whether this is your first time expecting or you are a pregnancy professional, it can still be confusing to get a breast pump through your health insurance. Learn how to get a breast pump through Aetna at any stage of your breastfeeding journey with help from the experts at Pumps for Mom.


Are Breast Pumps Covered by Aetna?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of an infant’s life, but this can be a challenging goal for today’s busy moms to reach. Thankfully, breast pumps can help moms continue to breastfeed even if they have to return to work or have their hands full taking care of other little ones at home. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, most health insurance plans are required to completely cover the cost of a breast pump and provide other related services to help moms breastfeed successfully. 

Aetna covers a new manual or electric breast pump for new moms, whether they become a parent through pregnancy or adoption. Additionally, Aetna considers the rental of a hospital-grade breast pump medically necessary for moms who have an infant that must stay at the hospital, often in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. Moms who have not ordered a breast pump in the last three years or have an initial breast pump that is broken or out of warranty can receive a new breast pump through Aetna. As if a brand new Aetna breast pump wasn’t enough, many Aetna plans also cover up to six visits with a lactation consultant, which may be offered through your in-network OB/GYN or pediatrician. Check your coverage to see what benefits you are entitled to.

How Can I Get a Breast Pump Through Aetna

Pumps for Mom makes it easy for you to get your breast pump through Aetna. We don’t have any hidden fees or last-minute surprises. When you enter some basic insurance information into our qualification form, you can see which insurance breast pumps are completely covered by Aetna and which pumps may require a small fee out-of-pocket. This easy-to-navigate format helps you find the breast pump that will work best for you as a mom and that works best for your budget. Pumps for Mom will ship your Aetna breast pump to you as soon as possible, depending on your unique insurance coverage.

Does Aetna Offer Other Maternity Benefits?

While most plans adhere to the new requirements mandated by the ACA, some exempt or grandfathered plans may not offer these same benefits like a free breast pump through insurance. Every mom must verify their benefits through their Aetna plan to be sure they can get a breast pump for free, as well as ensure access to other services like lactation consulting. Some Aetna plans may cover replacement parts, while others may ask you to go through your breast pump manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, some plans may also cover maternity compression garments that can help moms feel better during pregnancy or help moms recover after delivery. Be sure to double-check your benefits and take full advantage of your Aetna coverage.


Pregnancy is no easy task. Thanks to Pumps for Mom, however, getting your breast pump through insurance may be the simplest part of your pregnancy. With a few straightforward steps, moms can find the best insurance breast pump for them. All you have to do is enter your insurance information into our qualification form, browse our selection of breast pumps covered by Aetna, and pick the pump that works best for you. Kick back and relax after selecting your pump because the experts at Pumps for Mom will take care of the rest. We’ll handle the order through your insurance provider, contact your doctor directly if you need a prescription for your pump, and will deliver your breast pump to your door as soon as we can. It’s that easy with Pumps for Mom.