Australian senator scripts history by breastfeeding her baby in Parliament

| Updated: May 10, 2017 18:50 IST

New York [U.S.], May 10 (ANI) : Queensland Senator Larissa Waters' 2- month-old daughter made history by becoming the first baby to be breastfed in Parliament. "So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament," Waters tweeted."We need more #women &parents in Parli." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/women?src=hash">#women</a> & parents in Parli <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/auspol?src=hash">#auspol</a> <a href="https://t.co/w34nxWxG0y">pic.twitter.com/w34nxWxG0y</a></p>&mdash; Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) <a href="https://twitter.com/larissawaters/status/861830244906315776">May 9, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The little girl, named Alia Joy, is the newborn daughter Larissa Waters, co-deputy leader of Australia's Green party. She had returned from maternity leave Tuesday with her second daughter in tow, reports CNN. Waters is the senator who was influential in changing the rules of the Australian Parliament last year that allows female lawmakers to nurse their infants in the chamber. Earlier, children were banned from the chamber and breastfeeding mothers were given a proxy vote. (ANI)
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