Suggestions - Plan Ahead for Breast Pump Availability If a pump is needed upon discharge from the hospital, a lactation consultant will guide you in a plan for you and your baby. We never suggest borrowing a used pump from a friend or family member. If you prefer to own a breast pump, insurance coverage is available and pumps can be ordered from durable medical equipment suppliers. Most insurance providers require that you submit a prescription from your Obstetrician or Pediatrician and obtain your pump from a preferred supplier. Check with your insurance company on coverage and preferred suppliers. If you decide to own, register with the medical equipment supplier approved by your insurance company prior to delivering your baby. This will avoid last minute preparations during your hospital stay. The mother’s license and insurance card can be brought in to one of the local durable medical goods suppliers by a family member to receive the pump while mother is hospitalized. We recommend that you call first to register with the supplier.