A new breastfeeding bill recently made it through the New Hampshire House’s Labor Committee.
The bill, which was cut significantly prior to approval, left out a guarantee of paid or unpaid leave to breastfeed during work hours. However, the final cut still aims to prevent breastfeeding mothers from facing discrimination.
This is the revised wording:
“Breastfeeding a child does not constitute an act of indecent exposure and to restrict or limit the right of a mother to breast-feed her child is discriminatory. An individual shall be allowed to feed her child by bottle or her breast in any place open to the public. No person shall prohibit a mother from breastfeeding her child, direct a mother to move to a different location to breastfeed her child, direct a mother to cover her child while breastfeeding, or otherwise restrict a mother from breastfeeding her child.”