TRICARE now covers Banked Donor Milk (BDM) for infants with certain serious health conditions. Coverage applies if the mother’s milk is contraindicated, unavailable or is insufficient in quantity or quality to meet the infant’s need AND the infant has one or more of the following conditions:
A TRICARE-authorized provider has to prescribe BDM, as well as actively manage the infant’s care. BDM must be obtained through a Humana Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) accredited milk bank and delivered through a TRICARE-authorized provider (example: pediatrician or inpatient hospital or the supplier [HMBANA-accredited milk bank]). Coverage is limited to no more than 35 ounces per day, per infant.
For more information, visit TRICARE.mil