Breastfeeding Law: New York

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    § 79-e. Right to breastfeed. Notwithstanding any other provision of
    law, a mother may breastfeed 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 breastfeeding.

    § 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.

    Enforcement Provision


    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

    Enforcement Provision

    None explicit but the NY Department of Labor has taken some complaints.