Tag Archives: breast feeding

How you can cash in on breastfeeding this year

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Breast-feeding mothers who purchase supplies like pump parts, breast pads and storage bags can now claim those items on their taxes thanks to a recent change to the Internal Revenue Service code outlining deductible medical expenses. Previously, pumps and breast-feeding-related items were not included in the “Medical and Dental” expenses category but after lobbying from […]

The lies parents tell themselves and others

I haven’t been a parent long, but it’s been long enough to know that half the things I said I’d always or never do before kids were lies. I guess that’s why always and never are two words we should always remember never to use eh? Here’s a few lies we told ourselves and anyone […]

It’s a breastfeeding flash mob

  CALLING all Maine nursing mommas! Join others at Knowlton Park Saturday at 10:30 for the annual Big Latch On, an attempt to break last year’s record of 14,536 children simultaneously breastfeeding in 28 countries. The Big Latch On is an effort that started in New Zealand in 2005 as part of World Breastfeeding Week, […]

27 percent of Maine moms still breast-feeding after a year

According to a recent news report by CBS, Maine ranks #12 for best breast-feeding states in the country, just behind Minnesota. The rankings appear to be based solely off of percentage of moms still breast-feeding at 12 months. In Maine, that’s 27.6, based on data provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Nearby Vermont came in […]