After moms across the country expressed outrage that breast pumps and supplies weren't tax deductible, but items like artificial turf were; on Thursday the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reversed their decision! [1] Breast pumps are now a tax-deductible expense. Thanks go to the tens of thousands of MomsRising members who made their voices heard on this issue!

The petition read:
We urge the Internal Revenue Service to act immediately to reverse its decision and allow women to count expenses for breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies in their tax-sheltered health spending accounts as defined under section 213 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Hundreds of medical studies have shown that breastfeeding has health benefits for children, including reducing a child's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, asthma, leukemia, type 1 diabetes, and obesity. IRS regulations should reflect medical opinion, not overturn it.

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