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Has anyone been able to get Ins. to cover breast milk?

Ill be carrying a surrogate pregnancy. The intended mother will purchase breast milk to supplement what I cant produce, I know you need a prescription to purchase it- so will it be covered by insurance as a prescription??

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Asked by pinkcicle709 at 1:20 PM on Aug. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • not that I have ever heard of, and it is incredibly expensive to purchase from a milk bank

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:24 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I highly doubt insurance would cover it, when it is so expensive and not NECESSARY (in their eyes anyway)

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    Answer by kynziesmom at 2:09 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • I would also recommend the mother attempt to induce lactation herself. It's difficult but can be done.

    Answer by kynziesmom at 2:10 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • They won't cover unless it's a medical need. Tell her to begin inducing lactation now. When baby comes, have her to all the feedings at her breast with your milk through an SNS. (hand expression works best for colostrum). Baby will do the work from there and she will have her own milk supply.

    Answer by LeanneC at 2:29 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • No, sadly. I've got a friend with crohns, and his nutritional (necessary, life saving) supplement isn't covered. *sigh* I would also tell her to consider induced lactation.

    Answer by whiteroses82 at 4:11 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • She CANNOT induce lacation- otherwise she would....

    Comment by pinkcicle709 (original poster) at 11:39 PM on Aug. 31, 2010

  • This link might help you to get more information, I think they would know a lot about it

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 5:03 AM on Sep. 1, 2010

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