Skip to comments.Michelle Obama to Promote Breastfeeding as IRS Gives Tax Breaks for Nursing
Posted on 02/14/2011 6:55:34 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
First lady Michelle Obama will be speaking out to remove barriers to breastfeeding, Politics Daily has learned, throwing the spotlight on nursing as a way to reduce childhood obesity.
This comes as the Obama administration in the past year has made several moves to encourage breastfeeding -- including a push for more flexible workplace rules and an Internal Revenue Service ruling on Thursday that breast pumps and other nursing supplies qualify for tax breaks.
Mrs. Obama -- who has spoken in public about nursing her youngest daughter, Sasha -- is going to tread carefully in what might be a sensitive area for some women -- and not use her bully pulpit to directly ask more women to breast feed.
"Breastfeeding is a very personal choice for every woman," Kristina Schake, Mrs. Obama's communications chief, told Politics Daily. "We are trying to make it easier for those who choose to do it."
Last week, Mrs. Obama touched on breastfeeding strategy at a lunch with 10 print reporters who cover her to mark the first anniversary of her "Let's Move" anti-childhood obesity campaign.
Looking ahead to what she will do in the second year of "Let's Move," Mrs. Obama said: "We also want to focus on the important touch points in a child's life. And what we're learning now is that early intervention is key. Breastfeeding. Kids who are breastfed longer have a lower tendency to be obese.
"We want to get into child-care centers, day-care centers, and start talking about how -- what kind of snacks they're getting there. We want to have those conversations at an earlier level. But those are just some of the things that you'll see."
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I remember when, “sucking at the government tit” was just an expression.
Yeah, crack milk from crack mothers. Good idea. These people better get out of our lives.
This accounts for all the boobs in the White House!
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“... an Internal Revenue Service ruling on Thursday that breast pumps and other nursing supplies qualify for tax breaks.”
I’ve got nothing against mothers who breast-feed, but tax breaks for pumps? Don’t we already have a Child Tax Credit on the books?
She is trying so hard to be relevant.,
If she would joust go in some corner of the White House and be quiet it would be much better.
Here I thought that breastfeeding would be taxable as imputable dairy products.
SO now breast feeding is now REGULATED?
So, the IRS determines tax breaks eh.
Are we talking about breast pumps or milking machines???
She’s attempting to implement Cass Sunstein’s plan from “Nudge.”
Well...in the context of this story, it would be a good business decision to open a Hooters right next door to the daycare center.
So how about those mothers who are unable to breastfeed due to medical conditions. I’m so tired of these jerks making my daughter feel like a bad mother when she had her baby last month. Sure she could breastfeed her baby, but the medication that she has to take would be bad for the baby. So guess how many people in the hospital want to know why you don’t want to breastfeed? She was already upset that she couldn’t, but she tried to look at the bright side. Now that she’s getting up every two to three hours at night, she says she is thankful for the bottles. I know she would have rather breastfed, but I was thankful for her positive outlook. She’s a much better mother than I was. I’m so proud of her.
Michelle is so blasted ugly she could throw a jet plane in reverse.
If we need your help, Michelle, we’ll ask for it.
In the mean time go back and do what you do best - eating tons of chocolate and watching The View.
Sour milk out of this boobs mouth. This cow was never elected. She needs to shut up and take up knitting or crochet or somethng.
Please, someone, find a quick way to show these creeps the door.
Well, the Welfare moms will not be able to work ‘cause the babes will need breast milk every two hours.
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