Breastfeeding Law: New Mexico

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    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.