New Mexico

Public Breastfeeding Law

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 28-20-1
§ 28-20-1. Right to breastfeed.

A mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be present.

Enforcement Provision


Workplace Pumping Law

N.M. Stat. Ann. § 28-20-2 (2007)

§ 28-20-2. Use of a breast pump in the workplace

A. In order to foster the ability of a nursing mother who is an employee to use a breast pump in the workplace, an employer, including the state and its political subdivisions, shall provide:

(1) a space for using the breast pump that is:

(a) clean and private;

(b) near the employee’s workspace; and

(c) not a bathroom; and

(2) flexible break times.

B. An employer shall not be liable for:

(1) storage or refrigeration of breast milk;

(2) payment for a nursing mother’s break time in addition to established employee breaks; or

(3) payment of overtime while a nursing mother is using a breast pump.

Enforcement Provision

None apparent.

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