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Claim deductions for nursing newborns

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 The IRS now says that breast pumps and supplies that assist in lactation may be deductible as medical expenses.  As with obstetric care, these devices provide "medical care" affecting the structure or function of the body of the lactating woman. (IRS Announcement 2011-14

Therefore, as long as you clear the usual 7.5%-of-AGI hurdle for medical deductions, you can write off the cost of breast pumps and supplies assisting lactation.  

 

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