The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2012 requires health plans in the United States to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period.” However many insurances do not reimburse for lactation support.


It is always advisable to check with your particular insurance company to see what is covered, such as a home visit by a lactation consultant.


See MBC’s guidelines on [breast pumps] and breastfeeding support for more information on breast pumps. You can also visit for information on breast pump insurance coverage.


To report a problem in Massachusetts with an insurer you can contact the Division of Insurance.


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