Because of the many advantages to breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding/breast milk exclusively for the first six months of a baby’s life. There may also be other situations when you will want to pump your breast milk or your doctor recommends it.

Coverage by health plan for manual and electric breast pumps

Access+ HMO®:

Covered with no copayment

Shield Spectrum PPOSM:

Covered only at preferred (network) provider level, no copayment

Shield SavingsSM Plus:

Covered only at preferred provider level, no copayment

Added Advantage POSSM:

Covered at both the HMO (Level 1) and PPO (Level 2) options, no copayment for either

Select a breast pump brand and model from one of the following network/preferred Durable Medical Equipment providers, and call the company directly to order your breast pump. Provide your Blue Shield member ID number (from your member ID card) when you call. 

If you have questions about how to properly use the breast pump, contact the local breastfeeding clinic or lactation specialist/consultant at your medical group or hospital. Please note there may be a charge or copayment associated with that consultation or visit.

Byram Healthcare

(877) 773-1972 |

If you have any questions about your breast pump coverage, please consult your Evidence of Coverage document or call the Customer Service phone number listed on the back of your Blue Shield member ID card.