by Monica Esparza, Deputy Director, NMBTF In August 2017, NM District 1 Court ruled that breastfeeding is a constitutional right under the NM Equal Rights Amendment and held that NM Corrections Dept must allow inmate mothers to breastfeed during in-person visitations and must allow inmate mothers to use an electric breast pump to express milk while…

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When we heard about the MIT’s Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon, we knew we needed to represent New Mexico. Knowing the importance of breastfeeding in reproductive justice, we approached Rachael Lorenzo of Indigenous Women Rising to organize a team. Along with Malia Luarkie (Laguna Pueblo and an organizer with Indigenous Women Rising), Marya Errin…

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by Lissa Knudsen, Board Chair Growing up with a veterinarian father and on 21 rural acres, I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time around nursing foals, lambs, and litters of puppies, and kittens as a child. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but that and knowing that my own…

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