State Sen. Denise Ricciardi, R-Bedford, said lawmakers passed measures helpful to new mothers of low income families.

She touted what has come to be called a “MOMnibus,” legislation that extends postpartum Medicaid coverage from two to 12 months and expands benefits to include costs of doulas, lactation services and donor breast milk.

Ricciardi was a co-sponsor of this legislation, which also requires certain employers to provide access to sufficient space and break periods for nursing mothers to express milk during working hours.

“I came to the New Hampshire Senate to do what’s best, not for a political party, but for families across New Hampshire,” said Ricciardi, whose district takes in a number of local communities, including Jaffrey, Hinsdale and Winchester.

“There has never been a greater need for the legislature to act in helping moms and their babies.”

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