Breast milk is the best food for your baby. It’s made especially for your baby, and it’s easier for infants to digest than formula. Breast milk also doesn’t need to be mixed or heated. Breastfeeding for even a short time can help keep your baby from getting infections, illnesses, and allergies.
If you have questions about breastfeeding, talk to your doctor or midwife. For breastfeeding help, you also can contact
If you have to be away from your baby and would like a breast pump, UCare will give you one at no charge, if you are eligible.* To order a breast pump for home delivery, Prepaid Medical Assistance (PMAP) and MinnesotaCare members can call UCare Customer Services at 612-676-3200 or 1-800-203-7225 toll free. Hours of service are 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. UCare Connect members can call UCare Customer Services at 612-676-3395 or 1-877-903-0061 toll free. Hours of service are 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY/hearing impaired: 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534 toll free.
*There is a limit of one breast pump every three years for eligible UCare members. A medical order is required. Talk with your doctor or midwife.