This post is sponsored by The Breastfeeding Shop.

Here’s how every military mom can get a no-strings-attached, no-cost breast pump
(Photo: 107th Attack Wing, Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

By Team MOC

The best things in life are free. Right? And when you’re about to have a baby, saving all the money you can is even better. Thanks to TRICARE, expecting moms are able to receive breastfeeding supplies and breast pumps at no cost to them.

While moms can go to any supplier within the TRICARE network, we want to introduce you to The Breastfeeding Shop— a family-owned business located in Pennsylvania. As an authorized TRICARE provider, they are able to fill prescriptions and send out the supplies moms need quickly and with no hassle for you. (And they ship from warehouses around the country, so the supplies will get to you fast.)

Unlike other breast pump providers that may only supply one or two brands, The Breastfeeding Shop offers a huge selection of manufacturers so that moms can pick the brand and model that works for them. As one of the largest breast pump suppliers in the military community, they offer a simple process to make it easy for military moms to get the supplies they need. And there is legitimately, absolutely no cost to the TRICARE beneficiary.

Here’s how it works

The Breastfeeding Shop works hard to make sure that you don’t have to. You don’t have to worry about reimbursements, claims, or dealing with insurance issues. (That means that they’ll fight TRICARE for you. No hours-long phone calls for you over a breast pump. Yay!)

This is what you need to do:

  • Receive a prescription from your Primary Care Manager (PCM)
  • Upload your prescription to The Breastfeeding Shop’s website
  • Choose the breast pump you want to use
  • Sit back, relax, and wait for your breast pump and supplies to show up at your doorstep

Don’t have a prescription? Send The Breastfeeding Shop your PCM’s phone number and name, and they’ll make sure to get one for you.

Have a particular brand in mind? That’s no problem. The Breastfeeding Shop offers a variety of pumps. . . and they have this handy comparison chart to help you make the decision.

Have a different insurance plan? While The Breastfeeding Shop primarily deals with TRICARE insurance, they also are providers for other health care plans. Call to find out if yours is accepted.

Baby came super early? They offer free next-day shipping so you have everything you need to make sure your newest addition is well-fed. All you need to do is note that you need fast shipping on your order form before 3 PM that day. . . and it will be at your door the next day. If you’re not in a rush, your supplies and breast pump will arrive 3 to 5 days after you submit your order.

Got a pump through a different company? You can still order your accessory kits (storage bags, tubes, etc.) and reorder supplies through The Breastfeeding Shop. They ship the maximum supplies allowed by TRICARE, so you’ll want to take advantage of that.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s 100 percent real. There are no hidden fees and no charges to you. For more information, contact The Breastfeeding Shop at 866-255-6779 or visit their website.