Breast Pump Bustier: FSA Eligibility
What is a breast pump bustier?
Breastfeeding is one of the best choices a new mother can make to lay the best possible nutritional foundation for a child's future development, but when new moms head back to work, travel or will be away from their newborn for any period of time, being able to continue the breastfeeding regimen is vital for the baby's good health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). As such, a wide range of breastfeeding products like breast pumps, breast milk storage bottles and bags and much more have been developed to extract breast milk and preserve it for future use.
In the past, pumping breast milk was a tedious process of manually-operated pumps and storage bottles that could last a half hour or more in some cases, which was made even worse by the fact that mothers had to do most of the work themselves. Today, electronic breast pumps have made the job infinitely easier, but the shields that are placed over the nipples to extract milk still need to be held into place. While some mothers may opt to hold them into place with a hair elastic or other method, the breast pump bustier is the perfect solution to the problem.
How does a breast pump bustier work?
A breast pump bustier is designed to make hands-free pumping easier with openings in the front of the bustier that can hold breast pump shields in place during the pumping process. This will allow mothers to free up their hands to read, watch TV or perform other activities during the pumping process. It's important for new moms to check in advance to see if their desired breast pump bustier is compatible with their pumps and that it will fit comfortably. Additionally, it may be wise to invest in a product that can fit over a nursing bra or camisole, ideally one that is constructed with a flexible fabric like cotton or spandex. Last but not least, because spillage can occur, look for a bustier that is safe to put in the washing machine so it can stay as clean as possible (Fairy God Boss).