Did you know that development of the earliest breast pumps started in 1854? The mechanics behind the pumps have changed quite a bit since then (but you can see a real antique breast pump in the photo).
Though people debated their use, the IRS ruled in 2011 that breast pumps and accessories would become an FSA eligible product. The reasoning behind it is because breast pumps are applied for medical care (assisting lactation).
Early hand-operated breast pumps have paved the way for electric pumps reflecting the needs of modern, on-the-go moms. Curious about which breast pump accessories are covered by an FSA?
FSA eligible breastfeeding accessories include:
- The breast pump itself (cost or rental fee).
- Breast pump parts
- Accessories: storage bottles, storage bags, gel pads, nursing pads, nipple shields, conversion kits, areola stimulator, car adapter
FSAstore.com offers FSA eligible breast pumps & accessories from well-known companies such as Medela and Ameda (a few options below).
- 1 Pump in Style Advanced, On the Go Tote Breastpump
- 30 Disposable Bra Pads
- 2 oz tube of TenderCare Lanolin
- 5 Quick Clean Bags
- 24 Quick Clean Wipes
- 20 Pump and Save Breastmilk Bags
- 1 Medela Breastfeeding Resource Guide
- 1 Medela Breastmilk Storage Guidelines Magnet
- Dual Hygienic Kit
- Microfiber backpack tote with exclusive Ameda detailing
- AC power adapter cotton breast pads
- Milk storage guide magnet
- Manual pump adapter handle
- Cool ‘N Carry Tote cooling elements
- Instructions 4-ounce bottles with tops