Public Breastfeeding Law
§ 79-e. Right to breast feed. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, a mother may breast feed her baby in any location, public or
private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of
whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or
incidental to the breast feeding.
§ 245.01 Exposure of a person.
A person is guilty of exposure if he appears in a public place in such
a manner that the private or intimate parts of his body are unclothed or
exposed. For purposes of this section, the private or intimate parts of
a female person shall include that portion of the breast which is below
the top of the areola. This section shall not apply to the breastfeeding
of infants or to any person entertaining or performing in a play,
exhibition, show or entertainment.
Exposure of a person is a violation.
Nothing in this section shall prevent the adoption by a city, town or
village of a local law prohibiting exposure of a person as herein
defined in a public place, at any time, whether or not such person is
entertaining or performing in a play, exhibition, show or entertainment.
Workplace Pumping Law
§ 206-c. Right of nursing mothers to express breast milk. An employer
shall provide reasonable unpaid break time or permit an employee to use
paid break time or meal time each day to allow an employee to express
breast milk for her nursing child for up to three years following child
birth. The employer shall make reasonable efforts to provide a room or
other location, in close proximity to the work area, where an employee
can express milk in privacy. No employer shall discriminate in any way
against an employee who chooses to express breast milk in the work
None explicit but the NY Department of Labor has taken some complaints.