Larissa Waters is first Australian politician to breastfeed in Parliament
Waters, who hails from the left-wing Greens party, fed her two-month old daughter Alia Joy during a vote in the upper house Senate.
Waters tweeted she felt proud and said more women and parents were needed in Parliament.
Australian lawmaker becomes first to breastfeed in Parliament
Alia isn't the first baby to be nursed in legislature
Spanish MP Carolina Bescansa was both commended and criticized for breastfeeding in 2016. In 2016, an Icelandic lawmaker Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir breastfed her five month-old child while speaking at the national parliament.
Breastfeeding was allowed in Australian Parliament only last year
Last year, the Australian parliament changed its rules to allow female lawmakers to breastfeed their infants in the chamber.
The move was part of several rules aimed at making parliament "family friendly."
Prior to that, breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote and children were banned from the chamber.
Waters had an important voice in bringing about the rule change.
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