IRS Finally Approves Breastpumps

Breastfeeding moms it’s time to celebrate! Working or stay at home moms can both benefit from this great news. The IRS will now accept breast pumps as tax deductibles (please read here).

Why did it take so long though? If all the studies are out and have been screaming that breastfed babies are healthier, why didn’t they do this eons ago.

It seems like this country talks out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to care for our children. We all want strong health kids but we mothers get no support raising these kids financially.

The US is behind other countries in maternity leave, and we are failing miserably when it comes to breastfeeding. I know there are plenty of moms who wanted to breastfeed longer but couldn’t. The demands of their job were too much, and they didn’t have enough time to pump. Eventually, there was no more milk.

I think it all boils down to our (society) acceptance of substitutes. I mean, if you can eat a healthy breakfast (real food) or settle for some vitamin enriched powder, most would choose the real stuff–I hope.

Why should it be any different for our children? I applaud the IRS for the about face, but I say that they’ve taken too long to reach this conclusion.


Posted on February 23, 2011, in Children, Parenting and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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