"I recently found out that breast pumps are now covered under most medical insurance plans. This is a consequence of the Affordable Care Act. You can contact your insurance company to find out which medical suppliers they use, and which breast pumps are available. I was told that I would not be able to request mine until after the 30th week of pregnancy - it is a little early still. But, these are a costly item, and if you have insurance you should definitely take advantage!"So awesome! Another gal in our group then responded that she called her insurance and was able to get a FREE Medelo breast pump with her provider. I haven't called my insurance yet, and we didn't initially intend to add a breast pump to our wishlist of baby needs (as I'm not planning on going back to work for a while), but if they are actually at somewhat of a reasonable price, or FREE, might as well take advantage of that. Especially since some moms who are stay at home as well, end up needing to use a breast pump anyway to help get their milk flowing.
Thought I should share without anyone else out there expecting. :)