However, while the benefits are extensive, some people are simply not fully comfortable with it. This week is an important time to help support and celebrate breastfeeding moms all over the globe. It’s World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). World Breastfeeding Week started with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action in 1992 as a way to promote breastfeeding across communities.
The IRS recognizes breast pumps and supplies (because they assist in lactation) as FSA eligible expenses. Moms can buy or rent breast pumps. FSAstore.com carries different FSA eligible baby care products including breast pumps & accessories. Accessories such as breast milk storage bottles, storage bags, gel pads, nipple shields, nursing pads and overnight underpants are also covered by a Flexible Spending Account.
World Breastfeeding Week 2013
The Week is celebrated every August (1-7) with different themes. This year emphasizes “Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers.” It highlights how support can be extended to moms – by family, by dads/partners, coworkers, other moms, friends and health providers or lactation consultants.