Larissa Waters broke the stereotype and breastfeed her daughter in the federal parliament
Breastfeeding a child is every mother’s right and an Australian senator has made history after she became the first politician to breastfeed a baby in the parliament senate chamber.
Ms Waters said on Facebook: “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.”
Breastfeeding had already been allowed in the chamber, but Ms Waters’ work last year to extended the rules means that new mothers and fathers are able to care for infants while on the parliament floor.
Breastfeeding in public shouldn’t be controversial, but unfortunately it’s still met with opposition from plenty of critics.
Despite how far women’s rights have come, we still live in a society that over-sexualizes women’s bodies — especially their breasts. We forget that breasts are actually meant for something other than the male gaze: feeding our children.
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