January Sponsor: The Breastfeeding Shop

Sponsor: The Breastfeeding Shop

Mom2Mom Global and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots are pleased to share this information about our sponsor of the month, The Breastfeeding Shop.  If you are interested in learning about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.
“Where do I get my breastpump?”  This is probably the most common question we hear from pregnant and new parents in Mom2Mom Chapters, at Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, and in MTFs around the world.  Since Tricare began covering one new breastpump per birth event at no cost for all beneficiaries, no one wants to miss out on this benefit.
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Per Tricare policy, there are basically two ways to purchase pumps: either directly from a retailer (such as the Exchange, or Amazon.com), or from a Durable Medical Equipment company, or DME.  Purchasing from a retailer gets you the pump immediately, since you go to the store and buy it, but then you have to file your claim with Tricare and wait for reimbursement.  Obtaining a pump through a DME means no out of pocket expenses for you.
The Breastfeeding Shop, our sponsor of the month, is a DME that specializes in providing breastpumps for Tricare beneficiaries.  We’re all about peer support, so we want to share with you what other military parents have to say: 
Outstanding customer service, a wide selection of pumps, and fast and reliable shipping, even to overseas duty stations make The Breastfeeding Shop the go-to recommendation for military families. And they take care of billing Tricare directly, which means NO out of pocket costs or filing for reimbursement!
For questions about Choosing a Breastpump, Breastpump Cleaning Guidelines, and other great information, make sure to check our Handouts section.  Find out more about ordering a pump at The Breastfeeding Shop website, and follow them on Facebook Twitter and Instagram.  Have you used a DME to order your Tricare-covered pump?  What was your experience?

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week in the Military

This year marks the 5th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week celebration.  Breastfeeding in Combat Boots is proud to offer a glimpse into the beauty and struggle of African American women breastfeeding their babies while serving their country.  This year’s theme is #BetOnBlack and serves to underscore the need for those that love and support black women… Continue Reading

Fort Bliss Leads Army with Breastfeeding Policy

Many people ask how the Fort Bliss Breastfeeding Policy came to fruition. I’m here to tell you that story. At the time, I was the Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Training (P3T) Program Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) and had soldiers coming to me that were postpartum on almost a daily basis with issues pertaining to breastfeeding… Continue Reading

Sarah Wells – Breast Pump Bags for AD Moms

Pumping in the military means having to lug a breast pump around due to separation during the workday or for deployment. Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bags, a company founded by Sarah Wells (mom, wife and entrepreneur) in 2011, wants to make pumping a little easier for breastfeeding and pumping moms with their stylish and uniform… Continue Reading

New Breast Pump Cleaning Guidelines – What AD Moms Need to Know

ATTENTION AD Moms: Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just updated their breast pump cleaning guidelines?  The change was made in part by the tragic death of a premature infant who contracted a rare infection from what the CDC is stating were improperly cleaned parts. The CDC now recommends cleaning your… Continue Reading

Tips for Successful Pumping During Field Rotation

I’m an AD Army officer in a Brigade Combat Team. My daughter is 5.5 months old. I just completed day 17 of a 20-day field rotation in which I pumped, stored and sent my breastmilk home. I want to offer some words of encouragement and experience to my fellow military breastfeeding moms. Needless to say, it… Continue Reading

Traveling with Breastmilk Through the Rotator at Ramstein

Will you be traveling from Ramstein, Germany to the US using the Rotator? Do you need step-by-step instructions on how to PCS with hundreds of ounces of breastmilk without losing a precious drop?  If so, here is a comprehensive blog post detailing how to be successful, from an AD mom who wishes to remain anonymous.… Continue Reading

Miss Military Mom Provides Breastfeeding T-Shirts for Moms in Uniform

Breastfeeding at work provides challenges for every nursing mother, but nursing military moms face additional obstacles with the regulation uniforms required for all active duty personnel.  Miss Military Mom, a company founded by a new mother serving in the US Armed Forces, launched a line of breastfeeding T-shirts for nursing mothers in the military who… Continue Reading

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots and Mom2Mom Global are Joining Forces

Breastfeeding in Combat Boots and Mom2Mom Global are Joining Forces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Breastfeeding in Combat Boots and Mom2Mom Global are Joining Forces Tacoma, Washington and Fayetteville, North Carolina – April 25, 2017 – Breastfeeding in Combat Boots and Mom2Mom Global are proud to announce their intent to merge to better provide world-class information, advocacy, and support to breastfeeding military families. Breastfeeding in Combat Boots… Continue Reading

Pumpin’ Pal Shields are a Pumping Mom’s Best Friend

Breastfeeding in the military means having to pump often due to separation during the workday or for deployment. Pumpin’ Pal, a company founded by Jonathan Gillian (father, husband and inventor) in 1999, wants to make pumping a little easier with their angled flanges and hands-free kit. After watching his wife struggling to exclusively pump for… Continue Reading

Our Vision

To create a community where military mothers can share experiences, find information, and offer support in order to successfully breastfeed their babies while serving in the military.

Our Mission

BFinCB is committed to advocating, informing and supporting all breastfeeding personnel serving in the military.

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