NM Breastfeeding Legislation:


N.M. Stat. Ann. ยง 28-20-1 (1999) permits a mother to breastfeed her child in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be. (SB 545)
N.M. Chapter No. 2007-18 (2007) Requires employers to provide a clean, private place (not a bathroom) for employees who are breastfeeding to pump. Also requires that the employee be given breaks to express milk, but does not require that she be paid for this time. (HB 613)

US Breastfeeding Legislation:


The Breastfeeding Promotion Act, HR 2122, was reintroduced in the House of Representatives on May 10, 2007. The BPA amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect breastfeeding women from being fired or discriminated against in the workplace, provides tax incentives for businesses that establish private, lactation areas in the workplace, provides for a performance standard for breast pumps, and allows breastfeeding equipment to be tax deductible for families. For more info go to Representative Maloney's (D-NY) home page