In Australia Senator breastfeeds daughter in Parliament

Senator Larissa Waters returned with her second daughter, Alia Joy to the chamber on Tuesday.

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The co-deputy leader Larissa Waters has made history in the Federal Parliament after she breastfed her weeks old baby in the chamber.

Senator Waters returned with her second daughter, Alia Joy to the chamber on Tuesday.

 

She brought the baby in for a feed during a vote on a Greens motion.

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In a Twitter post, she said "So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more women & parents in Parliament."

This historic act comes after Senator Waters initiated changes to Senate rules in 2016.

 

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The new rules were extended to allow breastfeeding in the chamber and also allow new mums and dads to briefly care for their infants on the floor of parliament.

 

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