Super mom! Aus senator becomes the first woman to breastfeed while moving motion
Australian senator Larissa Waters made history last month when she became the first woman to breastfeed inside the Federal Parliament. Now she has done it again, feeding her 14- week old baby while moving a motion.Updated: Jun 23, 2017 12:27 IST
An Australian Senator has set the bar for multi-tasking women by moving a motion in Parliament while breastfeeding her baby on Thursday.
Greens senator Larissa Waters made history last month when she became the first woman to breastfeed inside the Federal Parliament. She did it again, feeding her 14- week old baby Alia Joy while moving a motion in the Senate in Canberra.
“First time I’ve had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her,” she tweeted after her address.
Back in May, Senator Waters had said, “I am so proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the Federal Parliament.”
“We need more women and parents in Parliament. And we need more family-friendly and flexible workplaces, and affordable childcare, for everyone,” she had said.
First time I've had to move a Senate motion while breastfeeding! And my partner in crime moved her own motion just before mine, bless her— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) June 22, 2017
The video of her breastfeeding while passing motion has been widely circulated on social media, with many lauding her for breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes.
Some even called her a ‘wonder woman’.
But not everyone appreciated her public breastfeeding, some even trolled her by calling it a publicity stunt.
Last year, parliamentary rules were changed to allow mothers to breastfeed in the chamber.
In 2009, Sarah Hanson-Young, a Greens MP, was forced to remove her two-year-old child from the chamber -- an incident she described as “humiliating”.
Watch the full video here
(With inputs from PTI)
First Published: Jun 23, 2017 12:24 IST