The Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women says breastfeeding mothers are now better protected at work, thanks to a recent law change.
The governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, enacted a number of bills into law this week.
One requires employers with 20 or more workers to provide reasonable time and a clean location for mothers to breastfeed or pump milk in privacy.
It also requires employers to post a notice about mothers' rights to do so.
The executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Cathy Betts, says this is great news for mothers wanting to work and continue breastfeeding.
"What happened in the past was that moms just stopped breastfeeding because they saw that it was an inconvenience to their employers or those around them..or perhaps they were retaliated against for asking for breaktime to do that. So I think that this protects breastfeeding moms, more than we've been able to protect them in the past."
The executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Cathy Betts.