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For the first time in History, Senator breastfeeds in Australian parliament

An Australian Senator, Larissa Waters has made history as the first politician to breastfeed a baby in the parliament senate chamber.

Waters during a vote on a Greens motion this week breastfed her few weeks-old daughter, Alia Joy, in the senate chamber.

Waters just returned to parliament for the first time after giving birth to Alia Joy, her second daughter, earlier this year.

In a post on her social media page, she made it known that she was proud of breastfeeding her daughter in the parliament senate chamber.

“I am so proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal parliament,  and we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable childcare, for everyone,” Waters said.

Waters was last year actively involved in the formulation of a rule which allows new mothers and fathers to care for infants while on the parliament floor.

The 40-year-old has been a senator for Queensland since 2011 and is currently a co-deputy leader of the party, alongside Scott Ludlam.




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