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Breastfeeding equipment and supplies are tax free beginning Oct. 1

September 26, 2011

BATON ROUGE – Breast pumps, nursing bras and other supplies for breastfeeding are eligible for an exemption from Louisiana state sales taxes beginning October 1, 2011.

Act 331 of the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature created the tax exemption for products identified as “breastfeeding items.” The list includes:

• Breast pumps, breast-pump accessories and replacement parts
• Nursing bras
• Storage bags and accessories

The exemption applies only to the four percent Louisiana state sales tax. It does not apply to sales taxes imposed by local taxing authorities such as school boards and municipal and parish governments.

Products not classifiable as “breastfeeding items” remain subject to the state sales tax. They include bottles, nursing pads, and nursing pillows.

For more information, including a full explanation of eligible supplies and accessories, visit

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Byron Henderson
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