Be sure to save your receipts for breast pumps and breast feeding supplies because the IRS is giving nursing moms a much-needed tax break.
Breastfeeding advocates, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, successfully lobbied the IRS, stressing the long-lasting health benefits of breastfeeding.
If your insurance provider doesn’t already cover all of your breastfeeding supplies and you had to pay out-of-pocket for a breast pump or other accessories last year, talk to your tax preparer or visit the IRS website for more information.
Get off to a “great start” with our Great Start: Breastfeeding (Back to the Basics) class. New moms or moms-to-be will learn latching and positioning techniques, how to establish or increase an abundant milk supply and more.
Class is held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. at Renown Regional Medical Center. Cost is $20. Register online.
“I don’t think about it. I don’t think of me. I’m nervous about taking her kidneys out, not mine,” Kristen Baker says about her daughter Eloise’s upcoming surgery.
In February, 2-year-old Eloise Baker will have both of her kidneys removed in preparation for her upcoming kidney transplant. The removal process will increase her protein levels before the transplant — which can take four to six weeks to rise.
If all goes as scheduled, Eloise will receive her mother Kristen’s kidney in April.
“I don’t think about it. I don’t think of me. I’m nervous about taking her kidneys out, not mine,” admits Kristen. “I pray every day that everything will be a go.”
The Bakers …