Politician makes history by breastfeeding newborn daughter in parliament

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More

Australian politician Larissa Waters proudly fed 11-week-old daughter Alia Joy after returning to the Senate for the first time since giving birth.

breastfeedingAt just 11 weeks old, tiny Alia Joy is blissfully unaware that she has made political history.

The daughter of Australian politician Larissa Waters became the first baby to be breastfed in parliament.

The Australian Greens co-deputy leader returned to the Senate for the first time since giving birth to her second child earlier this year.

The 40-year-old proudly breastfed her youngest daughter during a vote in the chamber on Tuesday.

She later tweeted: “So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli”.

Women have been doing it in parliaments around the world … It is great to see it is able to occur now in the Senate.

“Women are going to continue to have babies and if they want to do their job and be at work and look after their baby … the reality is we are going to have to accommodate that.”

Last year, Senator Waters instigated changes extending rules that already allowed breastfeeding in the chamber to allow new mums and dads to briefly care for their infants on the floor of parliament.

The House of Representatives has made similar changes.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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