Welcome to the New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition. The NYSBC is an advocacy, not for profit organization focusing on issues that affect breastfeeding.
Celebrating 20 Years of Protection for Nursing Mothers
It's the 20th anniversary of the passage of NYS' law protecting a mother's civil right to breastfeed her baby in any public or private place, Section 79-e
In 1994 a mother visiting a mall in Latham NY, took a break from shopping to nurse her baby. A security guard told her to stop breastfeeding or leave. Mothers rallied their support and organized a nurse-in. This is their story.