I have been ruminating on this post for a while…which, of course, means that half of the things that I meant to say will get lost somewhere…and may seem somewhat disjointed…
Yes. I am still breastfeeding my 20 month old. No, I do not have a 'plan' for when the nursing will stop. I didn't necessarily plan to be nursing this long, but it feels right for both me and for my baby and there isn't much of a downside. It would seem that even my mother is somewhat concerned…
Scary that the IRS gets to decide what is considered 'preventive care.'
It was reported in the New York Times today that breastfeeding supplies will still not be eligible purchases under flexible spending accounts.
To make matters worse, a whole host of more esoteric things will be covered–like the replacement of natural grass with astroturf as a way to alleviate the suffering of allergic folk. Oh, yes, and zit cream is considered a more worthy expense as well.
Uhm, I would like to suggest that this new disclaimer should be included in the fine print in those annoying tv and print ads: