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Michelle Obama to Promote Breastfeeding as IRS Gives Tax Breaks for Nursing
politicsdaily.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2011 | Lynn Sweet

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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1 posted on 02/14/2011 6:55:38 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUMO..and...GTHOOOL


2 posted on 02/14/2011 6:57:28 PM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember when, “sucking at the government tit” was just an expression.


3 posted on 02/14/2011 6:59:55 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, crack milk from crack mothers. Good idea. These people better get out of our lives.


4 posted on 02/14/2011 7:00:00 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

This accounts for all the boobs in the White House!

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 02/14/2011 7:00:00 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: tina07

GTHOOOB


6 posted on 02/14/2011 7:00:03 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Michelle Obama to Promote Breastfeeding

Where's the urp...barf alert...urp


7 posted on 02/14/2011 7:00:30 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Express yourself...


8 posted on 02/14/2011 7:01:04 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“... 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?


9 posted on 02/14/2011 7:03:26 PM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 7:04:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

good lord.

Here I thought that breastfeeding would be taxable as imputable dairy products.


11 posted on 02/14/2011 7:05:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SO now breast feeding is now REGULATED?
HMMM


12 posted on 02/14/2011 7:07:04 PM PST by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, the IRS determines tax breaks eh.


13 posted on 02/14/2011 7:08:03 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: DemforBush
Tax breaks???

Are we talking about breast pumps or milking machines???

14 posted on 02/14/2011 7:08:06 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am proclaiming 2011 as the year of ME!)
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To: Venturer

She’s attempting to implement Cass Sunstein’s plan from “Nudge.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2673756/posts


15 posted on 02/14/2011 7:08:13 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We want to get into child-care centers, day-care centers, and start talking about how -- what kind of snacks they're getting there.

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.

16 posted on 02/14/2011 7:08:36 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


17 posted on 02/14/2011 7:09:15 PM PST by republicangel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


18 posted on 02/14/2011 7:11:31 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


19 posted on 02/14/2011 7:12:20 PM PST by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, the Welfare moms will not be able to work ‘cause the babes will need breast milk every two hours.


20 posted on 02/14/2011 7:13:32 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We also want to focus on the important touch points in a child's life...

The federal government has no &^%%$)@ role is raising children!

21 posted on 02/14/2011 7:14:21 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We want to get into child-care centers, day-care centers, and start talking about how...

The universal Obama family line..."We want to get into [____], [_____], and start talking about how [____]..."

How about you MYODB??

22 posted on 02/14/2011 7:15:49 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GeronL

“Dairy products”?? Isn’t that related to cows? Oh, Michelle... Never mind


23 posted on 02/14/2011 7:17:33 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mrs. Obama -- who has spoken in public about nursing her youngest daughter, Sasha I thought the kids where off limits.. Oh yeah Meeshell is a socialist. She knows what is best "for the children"
24 posted on 02/14/2011 7:17:39 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Michelle, big momma government does not know best for us! Leave us alone! {Diety}! What’s next, going to tell me how to trim my toenails?


25 posted on 02/14/2011 7:18:26 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Bronzy
...the Welfare moms will not be able to work ‘cause the babes will need breast milk every two hours.

Crack milk will be a change for the baby from Seagram's Ginger Ale in the nursing bottle.

26 posted on 02/14/2011 7:18:42 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: indylindy

Wonder what ever happened to the fruit and veggies from their garden?


27 posted on 02/14/2011 7:18:52 PM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: Bender2; cleveland gop

She sucks


28 posted on 02/14/2011 7:19:08 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Just AGREE with her fer God's sake..if Wookie wants to say she's an authority on these matters, just pretend she is...otherwise she's gonna make my life HELL...

"

29 posted on 02/14/2011 7:21:38 PM PST by bitt ( ..Congress - either investigate Obama ...or yourselves, for complicity)
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To: republicangel

Lactation nazis. They are obsessed.


30 posted on 02/14/2011 7:22:05 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The sooner michelle can marshal her boobs,
the sooner she can line up her suckers.


31 posted on 02/14/2011 7:23:15 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is not the first lady...she is the FIRST BUSYBODY!!! She is not an expert in any of this stuff...Laura Bush had credibility as an experienced Librarian encouraging children to read, but The First BusyBody has no training in nutrition, dietetics, or early childhood health...as a non-expert unelected citizen, who is she to be foisting her opinion on us thru any legislation or IRS ruling?!?!?!

As an aside, Not to pick on her children, but to point out in her own parenting and parental food choices, her children are not that thin and neither is she.


32 posted on 02/14/2011 7:29:10 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: republicangel

“I’m so tired of these jerks making my daughter feel like a bad mother..”

I’ve been there. For several different reasons (including being on medication), I couldn’t breast feed and the nursing staff at the hospital were HORRIBLE! Breast feeding is being pushed by the medical society and our culture as always being the best choice. It isn’t in all cases. For one thing, if you bottle feed, the formula has everything that the baby needs. You need to eat something like 2,500 calories a day. Very few women have that type of appetite after birth. Plus, I liked the fact that my husband and I were both able to feed the baby (especially when I was recovering from birth). However, I have known some women who breast fed but returned to work after four weeks for 10-12 hour days (leaving their infant in the hands of a paid nanny). They were the same women who said they were the best Moms in the world because of this one action. Tell your daughter that being a good Mom isn’t about one specific event like breast feeding. It is doing all the other good Mom stuff.


33 posted on 02/14/2011 7:32:30 PM PST by momtothree
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To: DemforBush

Yep...along with EIC.


34 posted on 02/14/2011 7:33:02 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL...that is sooooooo bad.


35 posted on 02/14/2011 7:33:44 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: AGreatPer
"Wonder what ever happened to the fruit and veggies from their garden?"

Stuffed and mounted?


36 posted on 02/14/2011 7:34:38 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Think she is promoting this international organization:

http://www.llli.org/


37 posted on 02/14/2011 7:35:09 PM PST by Bronzy (We Remembered In November.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jez now nursing mothers can get a tax credit for their bras, nursing types.. but what the heck..clinton took a tax break for his underwear he gave to good will...


38 posted on 02/14/2011 7:37:42 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If she’s contributing those kids will be on short rations.


39 posted on 02/14/2011 7:38:56 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Our country's founders cherished liberty, not democracy." -- Ron Paul)
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To: Venturer

“She is trying so hard to be relevant.,”

Well it isn’t working!


40 posted on 02/14/2011 7:41:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if the rumors of first chimp being knocked up are true?? Gawd, I hope the hell not. That will give the chimp in the oval office at better chance at winning reelection in 2012.


41 posted on 02/14/2011 7:42:25 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: MichaelCorleone

well said, this woman has one bug fat ugly arse and face and yet she now runs around telling us to get healthy, how much we eat and now it’s about breast feeding


42 posted on 02/14/2011 7:42:58 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Venturer

Kristina Schake the lead PR consultant for California First Lady Maria Shriver, has been named the new Communications Director for First Lady Michelle Obama


43 posted on 02/14/2011 7:43:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do I want the government in my life? Absolutely not. At the same time, I feel that some FReepers are too hard on Michelle Obama. She’s trying to give blanket advice to make people healthier. I think she has the respect of many Americans and messages coming from her might get through (eat healthier, breastfeed, exercise, etc.).

I hate funding people’s unhealthy habits. My insurance costs are through the roof and I am sure taxes going to Medicaid are too. I don’t care how people live their lives, unless I’m helping to fund it. Until that stops, a little encouragement for people to be healthier is a good thing.


44 posted on 02/14/2011 7:43:44 PM PST by elisabeth
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To: edpc
Not only would opening a Hooters next to a day care center, but also a gay bar next door to a mosque. Build a bathing suit store next to the same mosque. Just a a couple of ideas for our government to bank roll.
45 posted on 02/14/2011 7:45:43 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: Tax-chick

I think you and I deserve breastfeeding tax breaks, don’t you? Yours will be much bigger, of course, I’ve got about 10 years’ worth of compensation coming.

Heehee


46 posted on 02/14/2011 7:47:15 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: Politicalmom

I think I’m at about 13 years, on a quick calculation. But I never bought an expensive breast pump or anything, just the $15 one from Walmart when I had a baby who would take a bottle.


47 posted on 02/14/2011 7:52:47 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yuck. Breast pumps are evil. Never used one. Of course, I had children who would NOT eat food until they could handle finger foods. :p


48 posted on 02/14/2011 7:55:41 PM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I auditioned for a game showin Burbank in 1994. The question I was asked was what breakfast food most remined you of your early chilhood......I said breast milk. Everyone in the room cracked up and I got on the show:)


49 posted on 02/14/2011 7:59:38 PM PST by Phinanceguy
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To: Politicalmom

I pumped, sometimes, for a couple of kids. Tom went to bottles about 9 months; I guess that was the last time I actually used to pump to feed, as opposed to just taking off pressure. I have enough milk for quadruplets, at least!

Pat (#6) was drinking grocery-store milk from bottles at a year-plus, and the last three boys never used bottles. Frank is (calculate, calculate) 20 months, more or less, and gets milk from nursing unless his dad or siblings give him milk in a cup.


50 posted on 02/14/2011 8:00:28 PM PST by Tax-chick (All that, plus a real-meat cheezburger and wine.)
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