If you’re wondering what breastfeeding related expenses are tax deductible, we have the answer for you. Typically we wouldn’t tell you to give the Internal Revenue Service a round of applause but you might be excited to know that thanks to them (and a lot of help from the American Academy of Pediatrics pressuring them), many breastfeeding related expenses are in fact, tax deductible now. That includes but is not limited to breastpumps. It is funny to imagine that previous to 2010, breastpumps were put on the same list as nondeductible “feeding devices” with items such as blenders! Since the benefits of breastfeeding are plenty and widely agreed upon by medical professionals around the world, today they are officially held as “medical devices” and run in the same category as medically necessary items, like hearing aids for example. Want to take advantage of this awesome benefit and save you and your family money? We thought so. Under the Affordable Care Act, it is a law that new and expecting mothers are eligible for a breastpump and breastfeeding related supplies at little or no cost under most insurance plans. You could qualify to receive a free Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter or other breast pumps. Did we mention shipping is free? Maybe you’re out and about a lot or travel for work and need an upgrade that encompasses a bunch of accessories. The Medela Pump In Style Advanced On the Go Tote is a popular pick. It includes a trendy tote bag, freezer bag, ice pack, storage containers, and battery pack. If you would rather have a convenient backpack option, we have that too. Besides the convenience of having all of the accessories, another benefit of purchasing an upgrade breastpump in the month of April is that you will also get the Medela Accessory Starter Set (a $50 value!). The set comes with nursing pads, steam bags, and cleaning wipes…just to name a few of the amazing items included. One of the great benefits of the fact that breastfeeding related expenses are tax deductible is that you can use your pre tax dollars to pay for an upgrade or accessories. That’s right, you can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to take care of the expenses. Congrats to anyone adding the cutest of tax-deductions to the family this year! We hope we have lifted your spirits a little today in knowing that many breastfeeding related expenses are tax deductible. Who knew the IRS could be so giving? If you’re ready to see if you’re eligible for a free breastpump through insurance, we’re ready to help! All you have to do is fill out the Qualify Through Insurance form here and leave the rest to us. If you need immediate assistance, breastpump specialists are on the other line waiting to assist at (844)867-9890. We look forward to helping you get your free breastpump through insurance today!

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