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Monday, December 11, 2006Tanya over at Motherwear points to a meeting this week in Albuquerque aimed at putting together a New Mexico Breastfeeding task force. The group will be working to come up with draft legislation and towards finding a legislator that will be willing to introduce the legislation to the state legislature.
While New Mexico currently has a law (SB 545) that permits a mother to breastfeed her child in any location that she and the child otherwise have the right to be, the state has no law requiring or encouraging employers to allow mothers time (and space) to pump while at work.
If you're in the Albuquerque area and are interested in joining the fight, please consider attending the meeting this Friday at the University of New Mexico.