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Getting a Pump

Nursing Your BEST

NM WIC Pumps

NM WIC can provide a variety of pumps for parents who want and need to express human milk, even if they do not have insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurance companies can also provide pumps.

NM WIC offers a variety of pumps to help parents express milk, from hand pumps to hospital grade pumps for challenging nursing situations. Ask a WIC staff member about how to receive a pump after baby’s birth at NO COST. Click each picture below for a detailed video on breast pump instructions

Flange / Shield Fit

Getting the correct flange fit is essential for pumping. Check out Medela’s Breast Shield Guide to find the size that will work for you!


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Law expands prevention coverage for women’s health and well-being. The ACA indicates that insurance companies will make certain provisions:

  • Comprehensive lactation support and counseling by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period, and
  • Costs for renting nursing equipment

These rules apply to Health Insurance Marketplace plans and all other health insurance plans, except grandfathered plans.

Pump Information

Some insurance companies will provide pumps to their pregnant and/or nursing clients. However, the type of pump each insurance company offers ranges in selection from a manual hand pump to a double electric pump to rental of a hospital-grade pump. It is important to contact the benefits coordinator at your insurance company to see if you are eligible for a pump under your insurance plan.

Lactation Consultant Information

The Affordable Care Act states that insurance companies provide comprehensive lactation support and counseling by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period. Call your insurance benefits coordinator to see what lactation support is offered under your plan.

Insurance Grades

Find a comprehensive list of those insurance companies that are implementing Prevention Strategies from the Affordable Care Act Law.

Breastfeeding Payer Scorecard