Recently, TRICARE implemented a new breastfeeding support policy including coverage for breast pumps. Our Association is generally pleased with this new policy because it gives families flexibility in terms of when, where, and how to purchase breast pumps and supplies.
But we wondered how this policy is panning out in military communities as families try to use it. So we asked Jaclyn, a Fort Benning Army Spouse, while she was expecting her first baby. Jaclyn had just purchased a breast pump.
I heard about TRICARE’s new breast pump policy from an online moms group. I called TRICARE even before the policy went into effect and they were able to answer some of my questions. They were at least aware that the policy would go into effect on July 1.
Back in August, I started to think about buying a pump again, so I needed to learn about the process for…
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