IRS rules breast-feeding costs are not health care expenses

10/27/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Internal Revenue Service has denied the American Academy of Pediatrics' request to reclassify breast-feeding costs as a medical care expense so people can use tax-sheltered health care accounts to pay for breast pumps and supplies. The IRS ruled that breast milk is a food that can promote good health, but that it is a form of nutrition rather than medical care.

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