The state of New York didn’t worry about sodium intake as much as it did the breastfeeding environment for working mothers.  Effective January 1, 2016, S.05183, signed into law by Governor Cuomo just before Thanksgiving, expands the rights working mothers must be granted by their employers.  Federal law requires that breastfeeding mothers be given a reasonable break time to express breast milk for up to a year after the child’s birth and a place shielded from view, other than a bathroom, where the employee may express breast milk.  Effective with the New Year, New York state will expand that time frame to three years after the child’s birth and require employers to provide space “that does not discourage breastfeeding” for employees who are nursing.