Breast-feeding expenses denied tax-sheltered status
posted at 10/28/2010 11:23 AM EDT
A New York Times article
published this week says the has ruled that breast-feeding does not have enough health benefits to qualify as a form of medical care, meaning will not be allowed to use their tax-exempt health care accounts to pay for breast pumps and other supplies.
Despite a growing body of research indicating that the
passed from mother to child in could reduce disease among infants, the IRS has denied a request from the to reclassify breast-feeding costs as a medical care expense.
What do you think about this decision?