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A law signed in New York on Thursday will require several public locations in the city to have breastfeeding rooms, including child service’s offices and health centers.

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On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the new law mandating that specified city buildings provide a space for breastfeeding mothers, separate from a restroom. The stipulation applies to “city job centers, health centers, food stamp offices and children’s services offices,” according to the New York Daily News:

The rooms must contain an electric outlet, a chair, and a flat surface for changing infants, and be located near a source of running water. They’ll open within the next year and will be available during regular business hours. The Health Department will publish a list of room locations on its website.

These locations will also have to have posters alerting people that nursing rooms are available.

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In a statement about the new law, de Blasio said, “This bill is about fairness, access, and health. No new mother should be unable to breastfeed because she can’t find a private space. This bill takes our city one step towards being a place where all women feel comfortable breastfeeding whenever they need to, wherever they need to.” His wife Chirlane McCray added, “For too many New Yorkers breast-feeding is way harder than it has to be, still. The city is making life a little easier for New York City mothers who choose to breastfeed.”

The hope is that the law will eventually extend to schools, precincts and public colleges.