IRS (Finally!) Recognizes Breast Pumps as Health Care Expense

Good news for breastfeeding mothers across the country! The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now recognizes the cost of breast pumps and related breastfeeding supplies as a health care expense. The department’s Announcement 2011-14 http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/a-11-14.pdf acknowledges that “breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care … because, like Read more…

What’s My Line?

It scares me when I realize that even the breastfeeding experts often spout “the party line” about breastfeeding issues. Some opinion or interpretation gets started, and it is suddenly assumed to be the gospel truth. Since everyone “knows” that it’s right, it becomes the party line. When I go around Read more…