Has anyone with BCBS-MN been able to get a Spectra pump covered? If so, which DME suppliers did you use, and when was yours purchased/covered?
BCBS gave me a 132-page list of all of their approved Durable Medical Equipment suppliers, and I'm supposed to just order the pump I want from one of them. I've had to look up each supplier individually online, figure out where they have their DME listed, and then look for breast pumps. Most don't even have breast pumps. The ones that DO have pumps seem to all have the Medela pump, but I'm really nervous about condensation and mold in the tubes (which seem to be a huge problem with frequent pumping). I'm going to be primarily pumping and don't want to make my baby sick with contaminated milk! The only other option with Medela is to buy new tubes every 15 pumps or so... at $10 a pop. I've heard really great things about the Spectra pumps re: portability, hygiene, etc. Anyway, can anyone help me? First-time to-be mom here, and I don't want to poison my kid!!