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With April 15 getting closer by the day, parents all over the country are scrambling to find all the tax breaks that will keep more money in their wallets — or at least in their child's college fund.
One tax credit in particular should rouse sleep-deprived nursing moms from their blurry-eyed days and nights, and that's the breastfeeding supplies deduction.
In 2011, the Internal Revenue Service launched a tax break to help nursing moms cover their breastfeeding supplies.
The government organization concluded that "breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation are medical care ... because, like obstetric care, they are for the purpose of affecting a structure or function of the body of the lactating woman."
The announcement goes on to say that expenses reimbursed from flexible spending accounts "for breast pumps and supplies that assist lactation" are not considered income to the taxpayer.