breastfeeding senator makes history

When Senator Larissa Waters’ baby Alia is all grown up, she can most definitely boast about how her mother made #mothergoals history by being the first women to breastfeed on the floor of Federal Parliament. We can’t believe it’s taken this long but collective fist pumps are happening all around Australia (well, our office at least).

The rules were changed last year, whereas previously parliamentary rules stated children were banned in the chamber and breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote.

Senator Waters returned to Parliament for the first time since giving birth to her second daughter earlier this year, and on Tuesday she made history by bringing her 11-week-old baby in for a feed during a vote on a Greens motion.

As you should be Senator! And Amen!

For more breastfeeding celebrations, see our blog post I Can See Your Boobs.

Words: Lana Al Habl